NEW Physics with Biophysics MSci
What is Biophysics?
Biophysics - the application of physics to living systems - is one of the most exciting areas in science today, whether it be looking at the properties of DNA, individual cells, drug delivery or imaging.
Biophysics is at the interface between Biology and Physics. This interdisciplinary field applies the principles and laws of physics to the solution of biological problems and the study of biological processes and structures. King’s College London offers the only undergraduate Physics with Biophysics degree in the UK.
Why study Physics with Biophysics?
You will have a real interest in Physics but you will also be interested in applying that knowledge to living organisms. You don't need biology to study this degree: it is designed for students interested in mathematics and physics who want to work in one of the most innovative areas of science. King’s has a marvellous history in biophysics. Our distinguished alumni include Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, who was awarded a Nobel Prize. Students will benefit from a programme which incorporates King’s leading current international research.
Our Physics with Biophysics MSci course will give you an understanding of the fundamental aspects of physics and biophysics. You will study traditional Physics topics such as quantum mechanics, fields, waves and electromagnetism, while also learning about the physics of life.
Approximately one quarter of the course is biophysics related – specifically, the application of physics, mathematics and computing to understand the workings of living systems. You will carry out extensive biophysics related project work in your third year to gain an insight into the skills and conduct of scientific research.
In your final year, you will work on a research project aligned to one of our research groups and experience the excitement of research through supervised projects.
After completing this course you will be recognised with a master’s degree which is most suited to those considering an advanced career in research or industry.
The courses are fully accredited by the Institute of Physics and graduates can enter any of the large number of careers and routes to further study that are available to physics graduates. The application of physics to biological systems is one of the major growth areas both in academic research, where research councils have dedicated funding initiatives, and in commercial fields such as drug delivery, imaging, forensic science and neuroscience which means that graduates of this innovative course will be well placed to play a leading role in these developments.
The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.