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School of Science, Birkbeck, University of London

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Science at Birkbeck

Study with us and join science departments that were recognized for their research excellence and impact in the REF2014.

Come to a Birkbeck Open Evening

If you're thinking about a career change or want to increase your subject knowledge, our Open Evenings are a great opportunity to find out about our courses and meet our staff. The next one is scheduled for Thursday 12 May 2016.

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.

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Bacterium’s coiled anchor causes urinary tract infections

Birkbeck/UCL-led research has revealed the flexible, coiled structure used by bacteria to anchor onto the lining of the urinary tract, which allows them to thrive and cause infections.

Department of Biological Sciences receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award at Oxford ceremony

Professor Carolyn Moores was presented with the award which recognises the hard work of all in the department behind this achievement.

Life exploded on Earth after slow rise of oxygen

Research from the Department for Earth and Planetary Sciences, based at Birkbeck and UCL, sheds new light on what enabled animal life to flourish on Earth.