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Biophysics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (WUR) ,
Students enrolling in the two-year Biophysics from University of Ulm may choose in addition to core lectures in Biophysics, specialisation courses from the vast offer of Life Sciences departments, such as in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and Biology.

About

Biophysics is a very exciting and rapidly expanding research field exploring new areas between physics and biology. The complexity of life is investigated at every level and analysed with physical methods. Physics helps understanding the mechanisms underlying the most basics biological systems and interactions. 

The aim of this Biophysics programme from University of Ulm is to

  • provide a comprehensive education and hands-on research in modern biophysics,
  • prepare students for the interdisciplinary nature of modern-day Life Sciences,
  • train the students in quantitative thinking and in state-of-the-art experimental techniques close to current research.

Careers

A wide range of careers are open to biophysicist given their broad interdisciplinary training:

  • Research and development positions in government and private research institutes or industry
  • Scientific and technological areas: molecular biophysics and biology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, spectroscopic methods, computational modelling, healthcare sector, quality control, developments of designs, methos and technologies in Life Sciences
  • Specialized applications such development and test of new products and processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biophysics Lab
  • Advanced Biophysics Seminar
  • Biophysics: Fundamentals Methods
  • Biophysics: Advanced Methods
  • Biophysics Research Project
  • Master’s Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Final Bachelor Grade (GPA in German grade system): 2.5 or better

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in one of the following areas: Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Econophysics, Molecular Medicine, Biology, Biotechnology or 
  • any comparable study course with essentially the same content at any institute of higher education in Germany or abroad.
A personal letter reporting the following:
  • motivation of the interest in the master programme "Biophysics",
  • reasons for choosing Ulm University,
  • expectations for personal and professional future.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ulm

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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