Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London
Science Week 2017: How Antarctica became a frozen continent
April 6 - Join us to learn how and when Antarctica became a frozen continent - book your free place now!
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Extensive fieldwork opportunities
We provide opportunities for students to participate in fieldwork at locations around the globe.
At postgraduate and MPhil/PhD level we support your independent fieldwork projects.
Study with us through distance learning
The option to study through distance learning for our undergraduate and selected postgraduate courses, helps students to combine study with their work and family commitments.
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Distance learning degrees
We offer the only distance learning degrees (BSc Geology, BSc Earth Sciences, BSc Environmental Geology, BSc Planetary Sciences with Astronomy, MSc Geochemistry) and certificates supported by full lecture videos (streamed over the web) and digital lecture notes.
Sample our free online taster course: Structural Geology (module 1)
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Funding and awards
Applications for 2017 have now closed but further opportunities will be listed later in the year.
Emily Paige Short Pioneer Fund Financial assistance for students in their academic activities beyond normal study in the area of petrology and related fields.
Tim Newling Fund Funding for field classes for both undergraduates and postgraduates.