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Research at Birkbeck

Discover our research: Five years after the Arab Spring

On 10 June, the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research will hold a public colloquium, “Five years after the Arab Spring: The Implosion of Social Movements?”

Discover our research: Science Week 2016 highlights

Birkbeck’s annual showcase of research and teaching in the School of Science may be over for another year, but there are plenty of videos, blogs and photos from the week-long series of events to catch up on if you missed any

Discover our research: Why hate human rights?

What is wrong with the Human Right Act that necessitates its replacement? Dr Frederick Cowell discusses in a new research blog

Discover our research: Latin American Visual Cultures

Dr Luciana Martins, reader in Latin American Visual Cultures, has been awarded a 2016 Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a study exploring the practice and experience of image-making as deployed on European expeditions to South America from the 1850s to the 1950s.

Discover our research: Investigating North Korea's enigmatic volcano

Newly-published research co-authored by a Birkbeck geophysicist has  furthered our understanding of the internal structure of an Mount Paektu, a volcano on the border of North Korea and China.

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Research with impact

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Read about the Research Excellence Framework, which evaluates the quality of research in UK universities, and about our REF 2014 results.

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture Exciting research that enriches our experience of the world
Learning, education and development

Learning, education and development

Learning, education and development Informing policy on education right through the life span
Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage Ground-breaking applied technologies that are future-proofing our heritage
Politics, society and the law

Politics, society and the law

Politics, society and the law Research that tackles the big issues and ‘real world’ questions
Science and biomedicine

Science and biomedicine

Science and biomedicine Helping to identify fundamental biological and physical structures
Work and the economy

Work and the economy

Work and the economy Offering insights and expertise to inform business and contribute to economic success
Our Schools

Our Schools and research centres

Birkbeck’s five academic Schools and more than 40 specialist research centres work with government, business and educational and scientific institutions globally to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

School of Arts

School of Arts

School of Arts Innovative and interdisciplinary research across a wide area of the arts and humanities
School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Business, Economics and Informatics The pursuit of innovative research lies at the heart of our activities
School of Law

School of Law

School of Law Committed to the critical study of law and institutions of justice
School of Science

School of Science

School of Science Staff are engaged in an array of ground-breaking, world-class research
School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy Our School is at the forefront of research in the humanities and social sciences
Our research centres

Research centres/institutes

Research centres Conducting world-class research across the disciplines