University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences

Biophysics provides structural and mechanistic insights into the biological world and uses this knowledge to create solutions for major global problems, such as food production, climate change, environmental damage and drug production. It spans the distance between the vast complexity of biological systems and the relative simplicity of the physical laws that govern the universe. Our Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences MSc provides interdisciplinary training by bringing together concepts from chemistry, physics and the life sciences. It is taught by staff actively pursuing research in these areas and from members of BrisSynBio, a flagship centre for synthetic biology research in the UK. The programme gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience by studying molecular interactions and mechanisms at the level of the cell to the single molecule. Topics for study include molecular structure determination, dynamic molecular mechanisms, molecular simulation, molecular design and single-molecule technologies. You can also choose an additional unit that reflects your personal interests, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of biomedical subjects whilst focusing on biophysics. You will also learn about the commercialisation of research outcomes, including intellectual property, setting up a business, getting investment, marketing and legal issues.

Entry requirements

A lower second-class honours degree in biochemistry, biophysics, life sciences, chemistry, physics or an equivalent subject, plus a minimum grade B in A-level Chemistry (or equivalent qualification).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,939 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,939 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,939 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,939 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Office
Telephone number: 
+44 (0) 117 331 1474