"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.
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.
10 March 2021
Dr Emma West is giving a talk on Wednesday 17 March at the University of East Anglia's Modern and Contemporary Seminar.
24 February 2021
Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Jeanette Littlemore, has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
08 February 2021
Watch a recording of the workshop which explored the queerness, and queering, of New York, offering a range of ways of thinking about queer preservation as enacted through writing and art-making.
04 February 2021
Recent PHd Student Dr José Pérez Díez will introduce this landmark book which features 34 plays by English dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.
The Everything to Everybody project, led by Professor Ewan Fernie of The Shakespeare Institute, have launched "World's Stage" a series of seven new short films.
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.