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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 during 2016/17 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]