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Department of Biological Sciences

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Department of Biological Sciences

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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.

Clearing 2015

We have a number of places available on our full-time undergraduate courses

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.

Flexible study

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.

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.

TB project wins BITE title

St Mary's School has won a prestigious accolade for an after-school science project developed with Birkbeck academics

01 September 2015 - 13:00: Image Processing for Cryo-electron Microscopy

EMBO Practical Course

09 September 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

24 November 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

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.