"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.
10 December 2020
The College of Arts & Law has been awarded a total of three highly prestigious Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowships.
09 December 2020
In this post, Mary Hind-Portley comments on Dickens's Christmas Carol with a focus on its religious elements.
25 November 2020
Recording of the Arts of Place network 'Monday Conversation' that took place on 26 October where Tim Dee, Michael Malay, and Liam Olds joined us to talk about landscape, locality, and what we make of our surroundings
23 November 2020
An online conference in collaboration with the Russian Shakespeare Centre.
12 November 2020
The National Literacy Trust and the University of Birmingham are launching a story writing competition for students aged 9-14, inviting them to write about their heroes.
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2021 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
10 November 2020
Why teach Holocaust education across the curriculum? And what role can testimony play in such an approach? These questions were the subject of a CPD webinar organised by Professor Sara Jones in October 2020.
Michell Chresfield, Lecturer in US History on the ACS programme discussed the 2020 election and what comes next as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.
06 November 2020
The discussion featured a panelist of academics from across the university.
23 October 2020
Professor John Holmes has been working closely with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and international partners to bring the sciences, arts and humanities together in natural history museums.
22 October 2020
The Royal Shakespeare Company are working with students at the University of Birmingham on an online project, to help them continue their studies through the pandemic.
Neither the sciences nor the humanities can get us to this future by themselves, but working together they can, quite literally, save us.
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.