About Us

The School of English is located in the Curzon Building in Birmingham City Centre, along with the University's main library and Students' Union. We are well positioned to take advantage of everything Birmingham has to offer, including easy access to the Library of Birmingham and the Shakespearean collections at Stratford-upon-Avon.

We offer a very flexible range of undergraduate courses in Language, Literature, Creative Writing and Drama, and a joint course in Media. Our teaching staff are published authors and leading researchers. We offer MAs in Linguistics or Creative Writing and further PhD options for postgraduate study, including access to bursaries to support further study.

Our research has grown exponentially in recent years. We publish at the highest levels, have access to unique resources and have an impressive track record of securing research funding and engaging with businesses and arts organisations. Our Research and Development Unit for English Studies and Institute for Creative and Critical Writing further enhance this activity.