"Welcome to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies. This is one of the largest schools in the College of Arts and Law, and variety is our watchword. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country. Our research expertise is equally diverse, and we welcome students and researchers from all over the world."Professor Tom Lockwood, Head of School
Delivering high quality programmes underpinned by inter-professional learning.
We encourage creative thinking at Masters and Doctoral levels, via different modes of study.
Links to research centres, department research and our latest research awards.
29 April 2021
B-Film creates a scholarly space for forceful argument and keen collaboration. Shifting this scholarly space online because of the pandemic has resulted in a surge of activities and audiences.
27 April 2021
Join Professor Michael Dobson as meets the South African actor John Kani to award him the 2021 Pragnell Prize.
22 April 2021
Join Professor Michael Dobson online as he discusses this lastingly influential actor-manager.
The Shakespeare Institute's very own Professor Tiffany Stern will be appearing in a mini-documentary to be released tomorrow by Shakespeare's Guildhall Trust.
23 April 2021 marks Shakespeare's 457th Birthday, and staff from the Everything to Everybody project, the Birmingham Stories campaign, and The Shakespeare Institute have lots of exciting activity taking place.
02 April 2021
The Shakespeare Institute's Robert Stagg was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford about the astonishing cultural range of @LilNasX's new music video 'Montero'.
Report and recording of the Centre for the Study of North America event that took place on 3 March 2021
31 March 2021
Dr Emma West is giving a talk on interwar art and design magazines at this year's Association for Art History conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham.
The Department of Film and Creative Writing is pleased to announce a new collaborative filmmaking project for 2020-21, which is open to all University of Birmingham students, staff and alumni.
30 March 2021
A new module in the Department of English Language and Linguistics gives all of our undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a project set by an employer.
22 March 2021
Event report by undergraduate student Jasmine Sandhar on "The Profits of Slavery and the Wealth of the Universities," hosted earlier this month by the Centre of the Study of North America.
18 March 2021
Fariha Shaikh has been chosen as New Generation Thinker, which is a joint collaboration between the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.