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Birkbeck's evening study can transform your life

With evening classes your days are free for you to study, work, volunteer or care for your family.

Postgraduate loans

Find out more about the new government loans for Master's courses, plus our flexible payment options.

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.

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.

Birkbeck in global top 100 for latest QS subject rankings

College achieves high placings for many of its subjects in 2018 world tables.

Birkbeck ISMB summer intern wins Biochemical Society’s Eisenthal Prize for her internship report

2017 Summer intern awarded top prize for her report on research carried out on the programme.

Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance

New UCL-Birkbeck research shows the Persian shallot – a staple of Iranian cooking – makes major impact against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

23 March 2018 - 15:45: ISMB Friday Wrap - with talk from Prof Maya Topf and Tom Shepherd's group

ISMB 'Friday Wraps' provide a forum around which to relax and get to know other members of the Institute. They also aim to facilitate communication among postdocs and students. These Friday meetings are held weekly.

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