Document Actions

Department of Biological Sciences

Welcome to Birkbeck

Department of Biological Sciences

Find a course

REF2014 research excellence

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.

Department receives Athena SWAN bronze award

This award represents a successful outcome for the department’s work on assessing and improving equality practices.

Undergraduate Open Day

Sign up now to see our campus and hear from staff and students about what it’s like to study at Birkbeck.

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.

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.

Department of Biological Sciences awarded Athena SWAN bronze award

The Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck has been awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award.

Guardian University guide 2016 highlights Birkbeck

Birkbeck is profiled in the latest edition of the Guardian University Guide

The cytoskeleton to be explored at Professor Carolyn Moores's inaugural lecture

Inaugural lecture will reveal how cellular cytoskeletons impact health and disease.

Studentship opportunities

Research in the Department attracts significant and diverse funding, in particular for PhD studentships. More opportunities will be listed here later in the year.