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Department of Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences

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Birkbeck's evening study can transform your life

With evening classes your days are free for you to study, work, volunteer or care for your family.

Equality and Diversity in the Department

Take a look at our refreshed Equality and Diversity section.

Postgraduate loans

Find out more about the new government loans for Master's courses, plus our flexible payment options.

Research excellence

Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, the Department is recognised for the excellence and international impact of its research. In the REF2014 the department's joint submission with UCL was ranked as 11th in the UK based on Grade Point Average.

Athena SWAN bronze award presented to Department at December awards ceremony

Professor Carolyn Moores represented the Department of Biological Sciences to collect the award which recognised the excellent, ongoing work towards best equality practice.

Birkbeck scientist honoured by West Bengal State University, India

Dr Sanjib Bhakta has been awarded the inaugural Rishi Bankim Chandra Memorial Award, in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of global infectious diseases research.

Science Week 2018

Running from 18-21 June, Birkbeck Science Week will explore the research taking place at the College.

Research could spell new approach to preventing progression of Huntington’s disease

The findings suggest that the harmful aggregates associated with Huntington’s disease emerge from a form which could be reversible. This could have major implications for slowing or preventing disease progression in the future.

9 August 2018 - 18:00: Get Started (Stratford) - August 2018

Workshop for prospective undergraduate students offering guidance on planning for study, student finance and making an application.

18 August 2018 - 11:00: Get Started - August 2018 (Central Campus)

Would you like to apply for any of our undergraduate degree courses ? It doesn't matter if it's still just an idea or if you've found

Studentship opportunities

PhD studentship opportunities will be listed here later in the year - you can refer to past funded projects in our Study here section on Studentships.


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