MSc Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences

Principal areas of current research in the biophysical analysis of biological molecules.

The University of Bristol has a world-renowned reputation in biophysical research, especially in areas such as:

  • molecular structure
  • enzymology
  • DNA-protein interactions
  • protein folding
  • membrane protein function
  • synthetic biology
  • molecular simulations
  • single-molecule imaging techniques.

There is a thriving area of interdisciplinary research between biology, medical sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics, with a wealth of expertise for students to draw upon.

Programme details

This Master's offers an integrated programme of study within a dynamic community of interdisciplinary researchers. For students wishing to pursue further academic research in this area, it provides the ideal foundation.

It is also excellent preparation if you want to follow a career in industry, where there is a high demand for biophysicists in the areas of structure-based drug discovery, formulation and delivery, and in many new applications in biotechnology.

For key information, including fees and entry requirements, please see the MSc Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences programme details.

Programme structure

Programme structure and unit options.

Many of the challenges in the life sciences today, from cancer to ageing, coupled with the emergence of new biotechnologies, require approaches that lie at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics.

Dr Steven Burston (Programme Director)


Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone: +44 (0)117 331 1474

Dr Steve Burston, Programme Director

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