Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This new MSc in Biological Physics aims to prepare students to enter the field of Biological Physics and Quantitative Biology, and gain an understanding of the application of these disciplines in industrial or academic research settings.

The new Biological Physics MSc brings together expertise in biological and physical sciences at UCL. The UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems has recently been created to enhance the teaching and research opportunities in interdisciplinary physics and life sciences at UCL.

The necessity to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries is particularly true of biology where there is a growing realisation that understanding the physics underlying biological phenomena is critical in order to rationally develop next generation treatments for disease and solutions for food security in a globalised world.

Students are immersed in an active research environment from the outset, interacting with experienced researchers in the laboratory and familiarising themselves with state of the art biological and biophysical research techniques.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months


    Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops and by an element of problem- centred learning. Taught modules are assessed by problem sets and examinations; \'hands-on\' modules (e.g. Microfabrication and Microscopy for Biophysics) and research projects are assessed by presentations, assessed reports and the dissertation.

    Course contact details

    +44 (0)20 3370 1214