School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

“Welcome to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies. We’re the home of a diverse community of academics and students, and we deliver exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in subjects including English Literature, English Language, Drama and Theatre Arts, Digital Media and Communication, Film and Creative Writing. We are also home to the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Our research, and its impact, is world-leading, and we welcome scholars and students from across the world to study and work with us.”
- Professor Dan Moore, Head of School

Postgraduate study

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.


22 April 2021

It's a mystery

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.

22 April 2021

Shakespeare's birthday celebrations 2021

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.

31 March 2021

30 Seconds of Zen: Call for Short Film Clips

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.

08 February 2021

Report on Queer New York

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.

25 January 2021

Revisiting Groundhog Day

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.

12 January 2021

A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)

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.

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