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Science at Birkbeck: world leading research

Science at Birkbeck, with a world-leading science faculty, provides a stimulating research environment for all our PhD students. The funding for the Brazilian Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras - Brazilian site) programme is now focused on supporting those already studying abroad as they complete their studies. If further funding becomes available we will list project areas which are available for PhD placements.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), using Grade Point Average (GPA), Psychological Sciences were rated 5th nationally; Earth Sciences (joint submission with UCL) were 6th and Biological Sciences (joint submission with UCL) were 11th.

Studying for a PhD in our departments

  • Biological Sciences - areas for PhD study include: structural biology, microbiology and computational biology. Read more about staff research projects and what it's like studying for a PhD.
  • Psychological Sciences - areas for PhD study include: human perception, attention spans, face processing, genetics and genomics. Read more about staff research projects and what it's like studying for a PhD.
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences - areas for PhD study include: thermochronology, geochemistry, earthquake geology, environmental pollution, petroleum geology, structural geology and tectonics, planetary sciences, palaeoclimatology, palaeontology and geophysics. Read more about staff research projects and what it's like studying for a PhD.

 

Overview of research in the School of Science with interviews from research students and academics [video: approx. 5 mins]