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Our research

Research in our department ranges from earthquake hazards, volcanic activity and the study of paleoenvironments to astrobiology and planetary geology on the Moon and Mars. Our researchers benefit from working with the facilities and expertise of UCL in the joint Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS).

In our joint submission with UCL, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences at Birkbeck were rated 6th in the UK in 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Research centres and labs

Information for staff and students