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Department of Biological Sciences

Scientists in our Department of Biological Sciences are conducting world-class research in structural biology, bioinformatics and materials science.

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research spans seismic activity  and climate change on earth to astrobiological studies on Mars.

Department of Psychological Sciences

We are a leading research institution in the fields of cognitive development and neuroscience, and child and family psychology.

Research in the School of Science

Research in the School of Science

Birkbeck has a world leading Science Faculty with Psychological Sciences rated 5th nationally, Earth and Planetary Sciences rated 6th and Biological Sciences rated 11th (the last two being joint submissions with UCL) in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
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Staff are engaged in an array of ground-breaking, world-class research, much of this is done through our research centres and groups.