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Department of Biological Sciences

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Department receives Athena SWAN bronze award

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

PhD funding opportunities

PhD studentships funded by the Wellcome Trust and BBSRC have just opened. Find out more about programmes and projects for 2016/17.

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.

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. Find out more about our current PhD studentships.

Wellcome Trust 4 year Interdisciplinary PhD Programme
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6 January 2016

BBSRC funded London Interdisciplinary Doctoral programme in biosciences
Deadline for applications: Friday 22 January 2016

UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme
Deadline for applications: to be announced shortly