The Master’s degree program in Biophysics is an extension of the material taught as part of the Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Physics. The program is also open to graduates of Bachelor’s degree programs in Physics, Biology, and Molecular BioSciences. The classes are tailored to your undergraduate studies, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of membrane transport, cell mechanics, and protein translation, translocation, and folding. There is a strong focus on approaches to quantitative description by means of physical laws. The degree program is complemented by programs in theoretical biophysics, biochemistry, computer simulation, nanobiotechnology, microscopy, spectroscopy, and single-molecule genetics.
- Hone skills to solve problems using biophysical methods
- Addressing cutting-edge research topics
- Outstanding faculty-student ratio
Master's Degree in
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Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects
The program provides students with a broad education to prepare for a variety of careers in the field of life sciences. By focusing in-depth on the molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological processes, students study subjects at the interface of biology, physics, computer science and engineering.
The program places a special emphasis on presenting underlying laws of physics and the respective correlations to physical techniques and methods used predominantly in the area of research.
Graduates of the Master’s degree program in Biophysics are highly qualified to work in various fields, having honed skills to pursue careers in areas such as device measuring, implementing analytical processes in the lab, pharmaceuticals, nanobiotechnology, diagnostic and radiotherapy departments at medical institutions, and base-knowledge medical research. The high number of internships available and low faculty-to-student ratio (<15) for each professor make the Master’s degree program Biophysics particularly attractive.
The interdisciplinary nature of the program and the wide-ranging field of studies mean that graduates are highly sought after and can pursue a variety of careers after graduation, including:
- Research, development, and sales departments for equipment providers in the fields of microscopy, spectroscopy, and lab analytics
- Pharmacological research departments, monitoring, and pharmaceutical sales
- Radiotherapy departments at medical institutions
ADVANCED DEGREES AT THE JKU
After completing your graduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
Professor Bonnani talks about studying Physics at LIT
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Recommended Study Plan
As part of the Master’s degree program, students must complete classes amounting to a total of 120 ECTS in the following subject areas:
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Courses in the Master's degree program in Biophysics will be held in English.
- BA Technical Physics (JKU) or an undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope.
Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.