Global Humanities, Arts and Law at Birmingham

The College of Arts and Law is home to outstanding teachers, researchers and professionals at the University of Birmingham. From the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, through the origins of language,  to regulating AI, our staff produce distinctive and world-leading research that matters.

Through words, music and images, our students engage with the fundamental means of human expression, exploring how people around the world think, write and speak – and share their ideas, beliefs and emotions. In our teaching we discuss challenging and complex issues, such as global challenges in relation to sustainability and climate change, gender issues and international prevention of terrorism and human trafficking. We enhance our students’ experience by offering a wide range of student mobility schemes in 42 countries around the world.

International students

With over 1000 international students from more than 50 countries, the College of Arts and Law at Birmingham is truly a diverse and global place, attracting the brightest and best international students and staff.


From Mozart to Mandarin, Land Law to Linguistics, the College of Arts and Law brings together an academic community like no other. Whether you want a full undergraduate experience, a fast-paced one-year master's, or something in between, our programmes can cater to all passions.

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International OPPORTUNITIES 

Here in the College of Arts and Law, we are committed to developing our students into global citizens and residents of the world. With £2.15m in funding for international student mobility, we're ready to become one of the leading institutions for international experiences.

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Alumni around the world

We maintain close links with our alumni around the world. The College of Arts and Law  have over 15,000 alumni living in 161 different countries.

Geoffrey Ma Tao-li appointed as Honorary Chair and Professor at Birmingham

Geoffrey Ma 720

Former Hong Kong Chief Justice and University of Birmingham alumnus Geoffrey Ma Tao-li (LLB Law, 1997; LL.D, 2011) has been appointed as Honorary Chair and Professor in Birmingham Law School. He joins the University as a senior member of its distinguished academic community.

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From the Drama department to Downton: Gareth Neame OBE (BA Drama & English, 1988)

Gareth Neame OBE (BA Drama and English, 1988)

From the age of 13, Gareth Neame OBE (BA Drama and English, 1988) knew he wanted to be a television drama producer.​ Now he passionately describes his 30-year career working in television, coming up with the idea for, and executive producing, the international sensation Downton Abbey.

Read Gareth's story at Old Joe magazine


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