Postgraduate study in English, Drama and Creative Studies

We offer a range of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses within the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies, with both campus-based and distance learning study available.


Digital Media and Creative Industries 

Prepare for a dynamic career in the creative industries. Engage with experienced creative practitioners and gain practical insights into essential areas such as law, marketing, and freelancing.

You'll benefit from the specialised insights of experts who offer unique perspectives, enhancing your understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of digital media.

Explore MA Digital Media and Creative Industries

English Literature

Join one of the top 50 English departments in the world (QS 2023) and explore, research and study a wide range of literary areas, from Old English to Digital Cultures. 

Discover the latest research in this field and learn from our experts about new ways of understanding literature.

Postgraduate study in English Literature

English Language and Linguistics

Become part of one of the leading centres for the study of English Language in the world. Placed in the top 50 in the QS 2023 World University Rankings, Birmingham is a centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Linguistics.

We offer programmes spanning a range of English Language specialisms, and provide opportunities to study both on-campus and by distance learning.

Postgraduate study in English Language and Linguistics

Shakespeare Studies

Bring Shakespeare to life through our innovative campus-based and online postgraduate degrees at the Shakespeare Institue, based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Benefit from our exciting collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) which will empower you to study and create theatre in Shakespeare's own daring spirit, taking advantage of the expertise of RSC artists and practitioners through innovative modules and workshops.

Postgraduate study at the Shakespeare Institute

Creative Writing

Work alongside a team of published authors to take your writing to the next level.

We encourage new and diverse forms of writing and support you to develop your craft. As well as an intensive focus on developing your own work, voice and ideas, you will be given insights into the world of publishing by industry professionals.

Postgraduate study in Creative Writing

Film Studies

Do you want to develop a broad range of skills that will be directly applicable within the film and television industries? Are you looking to kick-start your career in media production? 

Our Film Studies courses bring you into contact with key industry professionals through activities such as work placements, visiting guest lectures, festivals and dedicated workshop sessions.

Postgraduate study in Film

Drama and Theatre 

Release your creativity at one of the UK’s leading centres for postgraduate study in theatre and performance. Benefit from our extensive resources and established links with world-class theatres in Birmingham and beyond.

Postgraduate study in Drama and Theatre

The atmosphere on campus, and within the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies in particular, was always kind, friendly, and extremely nurturing.

Humma, PhD English Literature

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