The Master of Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology provides in-depth training in multidisciplinary fields, with particular emphasis on subfields in which KU Leuven's research expertise is internationally recognised:
- the determination of molecular structures
- molecular and supramolecular modelling
- the spectroscopy of biomolecules, biofunctional surfaces, and interfaces
- the nano-biophysics, physical modelling of complex systems, and study of these models
- transport through ion channels in membranes
- the study of molecular interactions and physical principles in vitro, in complex biological machineries, and in the living cell
In this two year master Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme from KU Leuven, you select one of two profiles, either Biophysics or Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
This study programme will prepare and equip you to enter the workplace with all the necessary skills, expertise and experience to solve many of the greatest challenges facing the fields of biophysics, biochemistry and biotechnology.
A range of career options are available in the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, where structure determination, modelling and the direct study of molecular interactions in the living cell play a major role. Graduates may also pursue a career in medical sciences research or academic research. A considerable number of graduates go on to undertake a PhD at one of our associated research laboratories or abroad.
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- Quantum Physics
- Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules
- Basic Concepts of Cell Biology
- Statistical Mechanics
- Basics of Biological Chemistry
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesPhysics Biotechnology Biochemistry View 7 other Masters in Biotechnology in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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You must have obtained an academic bachelor’s degree in the biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioscience engineering, chemistry or physics.
You should have a good command of both spoken and written English.
International1250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA980 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Leuven
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.