Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London
Geology at Birkbeck
Join us! - places available full-time + part-time
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 geology with us - benefit from our facilities and research expertise
Find the best course for you.
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.
Department ranked in top ten in Complete University Guide
The Department was awarded sixth place for the study of Geology in the 2014 university and subject league tables from the Complete University Guide.
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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
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.