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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.

Study with us: part or full time

Birkbeck supports the needs of students who are juggling daytime work or other commitments with evening study. Most of our students study part-time in the evenings, but you can also study with us full-time.

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.

PhD funding opportunities

PhD studentships for 2016/17 are now closed, but you can refer to past studentships funded by the Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and MRC.

Symposium celebrates achievements of Birkbeck crystallographer

Professor Bonnie Wallace’s research and teaching successes celebrated at day-long symposium

Birkbeck rated top in the country in five subject areas in National Student Survey

Birkbeck has been rated number one in the country for overall course satisfaction in five subject areas, according to the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), announced today (10 August).

Congratulations to ISMB students on their successes in the past six months

2016 has already seen numerous awards and prizes for students from across ISMB research groups.

Studentship opportunities

Research in the Department attracts significant and diverse funding.
Applications have now closed for studentships but you can refer to selected past PhD studentships projects. Future opportunities will be listed here.