Department of Biological Sciences
REF2014 research excellence
Recent REF2014 results ranked the department (joint submission with UCL) 11th in the UK based on GPA (Grade Point Average) and 4* papers (4* indicates world-leading quality research). It was also recognised as being 3rd nationally for research power.
Have your say in the National Student Survey
If you are in your final year of an undergraduate course, we want to hear from you.
PhD funding opportunities
Each year we have a number of PhD studentships funded by the MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust and others. Find out more about programmes and projects.
We offer courses at all levels, from certificates to PhD. We also have popular distance learning courses that students from around the world have used to develop their professional skills.
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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.