M.Sc. On Campus

Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

24 months
1250 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
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This Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme from KU Leuven focuses on the phenomena related to the interaction and communication between living cells and their molecular constituents, drawing on research methods used within the fields of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and physics.


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.

Career perspectives

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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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules
  • Basic Concepts of Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Basics of Biological Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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