M.Sc. On Campus

Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

KU Leuven

24 months
947 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
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This international study programme is offered by the Faculty of Science in collaboration with the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biology. The Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology programme at KU Leuven focuses on functions and interactions of living cells and their molecular constituents, drawing on research methods used within the field.


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The Master of Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Leuven) programme provides in-depth training in multidisciplinary fields, with particular emphasis on subfields in which KU Leuven's research expertise is internationally recognised: molecular modellingspectroscopy of biomoleculesoptogenetics, and the biophysics of neural circuits.


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.

The mission of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is exploring, understanding and modelling physical realities using mathematical, computational, experimental and observational techniques. It consists of five divisions performing high quality research on Hard and Soft- condensed matter & Biophysics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Stellar Astrophysics.

The Department of Biology is committed to excellence in teaching and research and comprises four divisions with diverse research activities ranging from molecular and physiological research at the level of cells and organisms to ecological research on populations, communities, and ecosystems. 

 The Department of Chemistry consists of five divisions, which conduct research embedded in collaborations with other well-established universities, research institutes and companies around the world.

These departments assist students in realizing their full potential and acquiring the skills they will need to find the right place of employment.

A range of career options exist in the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, where the demand for biophysicists and biochemists is expected to exceed supply in the near future. There are also relevant job openings within governmental research organizations, regulatory bodies, clinical facilities, health centres, private organizations and industrial centres.  

Graduates may pursue a career in medical science, pharma and biotech applied or academic research. A considerable number of graduates are undertaking a PhD programme in one of our associated research laboratories and partner organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Structure, Synthesis and Cellular Function of Macromolecules
  • Microbiology
  • 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.

English requirements

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

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General requirements

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  • International

    947 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 24 months.

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810 - 1280 EUR /month
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