Biology is increasingly becoming a quantitative science and has a range of fundamentally unresolved problems at hand, e.g. how biomolecules adopt their specific shape, how they interact in cells and how cells divide and communicate. The methods of theoretical physics, among others statistical methods, modeling and simulation, can provide a powerful toolbox for approaching many of these problems.
The Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics offers a programme in biological physics and computational biology, which combines a solid base of courses in theoretical and mathematical physics with courses in other subjects given at the relevant departments, such as physics, chemistry and biology.
The Physics, Biological Physics and Computational Biology programme from Lund University includes a Master's project carried out within one of the research groups.
A Master of Science in biological physics and computational biology will give you opportunities to pursue a wide variety of careers. Whereas some students go on to do a PhD in theoretical physics or computational biology, it is also possible to find suitable careers outside academia, for example, in the fields of information and communication technology or biotechnology where advanced programming and modeling is sought after. In addition, the upcoming MAX IV and ESS laboratories in Lund will give new opportunities for graduates with a degree in biological physics and computational biology.
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- Computational physics
- Physics experiments in research and society
- Systems Biology: Models and Computations
- Quantum mechanics
- Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis
- Cell Biology
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Biotechnology Computer Sciences View 60 other Masters in Computer Sciences in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits in physics or the equivalent. The degree must include at least 90 credits in physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
- Based on grades awarded for previous academic courses, particularly qualifying courses, and a statement of purpose for the application (from the applicant s Summary sheet ).
International13742 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27484 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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