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School of Science, Birkbeck, University of London

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Science Week 2014: June 28 - July 4

Highlights this year include: the history of Crystallography at Birkbeck, science in sci-fi films, lab tours and a full range of lectures reflecting academics’ research - read the full programme and reserve your free place

Science at Birkbeck: world leading research

From using innovative computer programmes to discover how babies learn to investigating coastal erosion, our staff are engaged in groundbreaking, internationally recognised work.

Flexible study

Birkbeck supports the needs of students who are juggling daytime work or other commitments with evening study. Most of our students study part-time in the evenings, but you can also study with us full-time.

Come along to one of our prospective student events

These free events, held throughout the year, provide the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions about our courses in Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences, or Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Get a Place at Birkbeck

Not sure where to start? We can help you choose, apply and prepare for your university course

Researchers perform first brain-imaging studies in African infants

New technique may reveal the first signs of cognitive dysfunction

2014 Bernal Lecture examines the impact of advances in bioinformatics

Dame Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL-EBI, talks about advances that have made bioinformatics pivotal to research in the biological sciences.

Postgraduate students explain how a Birkbeck qualification has helped their careers

A new set of videos on the career benefits of a postgraduate qualification

01 May 2014 - 16:00: Open Evening

26 June 2014 - 16:00: Open Evening

28 June 2014 - 14:00: Health, lies and videotape

28 June 2014 - 18:30: 1950's Sci-fi: The Gamma People