Durham University

Durham University

Biophysical Sciences

This course has been created to bring science, mathematics and engineering graduates to a position where they can start with confidence on a wide range of careers in the life sciences.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a good 1st degree (2.1 Honours or higher) in: A physical science subject; mathematics; engineering; psychology. Non-native English speakers require an English language qualification, such as IELTS (6.5 with no element less than 6.0) or TOEFL (92 with no component under 23).

Course modules

Core modules: Molecular cell biology; making organic molecules; experimental design and analysis; mathematical tools; practical course in basic biological techniques. Optional modules: Protein crystallography; techniques in cognitive neuroscience; molecular probes and their use medicinal chemistry; soft matter and biological physics; systems biology and Bayesian inference macrobiomolecule dynamics; transferrable skills; communicating science; research project; biophysical science research project.

Assessment methods

The course consists of an initial period of teaching followed by an extended research project. Each Biophysical Sciences Masters student selects s6 ix taught modules from a selection of fundamental and specialised modules. These modules are designed to provide key knowledge and skills.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
0191 334 2351