"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.
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.
02 February 2021
Carcanet Press blogpost by PhD student and poet Jeremy Over.
25 January 2021
To mark Groundhog Day on 2 February, Dr James Walters of the Department of Film and Creative Writing revisits the 1993 film, and explores it's resonance within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
21 January 2021
Dr Amy Burge of the Department of English Literature argues for a reconsideration of Scottish author Annie S. Swan's legacy as a bestselling author of Scottish romance in the early twentieth century.
18 January 2021
Dr Emma West's article on the Empire Marketing Board is now available online at Modernism/modernity.
12 January 2021
Centre for Modernist Cultures co-director Nathan Waddell published a new edition of George Orwell's least-familiar novel, A Clergyman's Daughter (1935) in the Oxford World's Classics series.
18 December 2020
Professor Dagmar Divjak comments on the British Academy joint statement warning that the pandemic should serve as a wakeup call on the decline of language learning across the English speaking world
17 December 2020
Our MA Shakespeare and Creativity students have produced 9 short films as part of the West Midlands Culture Response Unit's 'It Gets Lighter From Here' festival on Monday 21 December.
16 December 2020
Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, has been named as the 2020 winner of Romania's prestigious Craiova International Shakespeare Festival Prize.
15 December 2020
At an online ceremony from the hall of the Shakespeare Institute on 10 December 10, a selection of the Institute's distinguished honorary fellows paid tribute to the extraordinary resilience of our students
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.