The School of Science at Birkbeck, University of London, provides state-of-the-art facilities and a first-class learning environment.
Some of the country's most distinguished scientists began their careers with us, including Rosalind Franklin, James Lovelock, and . We commemorate Bernal's legacy with our annual Bernal Lectures and, from 2016, we're delighted to mark the scientific achievements of Rosalind Franklin with an annual lecture in her name. Our inaugural speaker was Professor Elspeth Garman, celebrated Oxford crystallographer.
We offer innovative and world-leading courses across a range of science subjects. Watch our latest School video [6 mins] featuring research students and academics talking about their projects.
The School consists of three departments:
If you're interested in working for us, refer to the current vacancies page on the Birkbeck college site.
Each year we hold a Science Week, where lectures, lab tours and other events let us highlight the research and activities of our departments.