Master of Science in Biophysics
Biophysics research at Ulm University!
Prof. Gebhardt - research overview
Prof. Michaelis - research areas
Prof. Gottschalk - research overview
Biophysics Lab Course
Students enrolled in the Biophysics Master will have the opportunity to perform most of the exciting experiments available at the Biophysics Institute.
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Dr. Rachele Fermani
Coordinator M. Sc. "Physics" and M. Sc. "Biophysics"
Office hours: Mo-Thu 9 am - 12 am
Department of Physics
89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel.: ++49 (0) 731-50-22292
Our Master Programme in Biophysics
The aim of this Master programme is to
- provide a comprehensive education and hands-on research in modern Biophysics,
- prepare students for the interdisciplinary nature of modern-day Life Sciences,
- train the students in quantitative thinking and in state-of-the-art experimental techniques close to current research.
Students enrolling in the two-year Master programme may choose in addition to core lectures in Biophysics, specialisation courses from the vast offer of Life Sciences departments, such as in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and Biology. Our programme offers a highly flexible choice of subjects and the course syllabus is intimately connected to the ongoing research within the Life Sciences at our university.
During the second year, students have the opportunity to carry out research at the academic level by completing two independent research projects, or they can choose to do an internship in an external institute to fullfill one of the research projects. The best students will have the possibility to work as lab assistant within the Biophysics Institute during their master.
- Degree: Master of Science
- Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
- Application period:
Winter semester: 15.01. - 15.03.
- Start of programme: late August
- Language: English
- Tuition Fees: 1500 Euro each semester - only for non-EU students
- Administrative fees:
170 Euro each semester
How to apply
Graduates of the University of Ulm with a BSc degree in Physics or Econophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Molecular Medicine, should use the application form "Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel / Umschreibung vom Bachelor in den Master" and bring it to the Studiensekretariat together with a letter of motivation. For more information please read here.
Please contact the coordinator or the head of the M. Sc. Biophysics programme for more information on the English requirements.
General Information for students
Information on exam regulations, Master's thesis and download of relative forms and guides are available at the following pages:
Exam Regulations (intern)
Exam Administration (official information from Student's Registrar, in German)
Relevant links from Ulm University Homepage
Support and counselling services
The International Office and Studierendenwerk Ulm provide a broad range of advising and assistance services for international students, from housing service, canteen, tandem programmes and so on. Please have a look at the links below for more information on the services provided.
- PBS Psycho-Social Counselling for Students
Information on the Programme
Please find the timetable for the current semester at the link below:
(link re-directs to the Physics Department website - please switch to English)
Students have to complete 120 credits in order to obtain the degree M. Sc. Biophysics. Find out how the study plan is structured at the following link:
An overview and a detailed description of the courses available can be found in the
Specialization and reasearch areas
For a complete list of the specialization and research areas available, please check the Biophysics at UULM page.