Biophysics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English, German (book IELTS)
University rank #471 (QS) ,
In recent history, no other area of science has shaped and influenced the development of technology as much as research in the area of physics. The Master's degree program in Engineering Physics was originally conceived as a Bachelor/Masters program of study and demands skills of precision, logical thinking, creativity, and resourcefulness.


Program objectives include honing skills to convey independent problem solving by applying methods developed in the areas of physics, biophysics, and nanoscience, be it in the substructures and applied research of the economy and business, or as an independent business owner. The program enables engineering physicists to work in many diverse areas, in particular within interdisciplinary teams. To ensure the high degree of education, participants not only have a solid general education, including an emphasis on mastering experimental, theoretical and numerical problems, but participants also - especially during the Bachelor's degree program will also be capable of identifying and solving existing problems in research and/or industrial development. The Master's degree program has been designed as an extension of the material covered in Bachelor program and is an advanced, in-depth study of Engineering Physics.

Due to the diversity and range of the demanding program curriculum, graduates can pursue engineering careers ranging from jobs at industrial companies to basic research, as R&D technicians at large industries as well as other areas where the capacity and capability to address and solve problems are in demand. In the public sector, graduates can pursue careers in environmental protection, process engineering and testing, and at hospitals in fields such as medical engineering. Business consulting and software design companies, as well as banks, are also hiring an increasing number of physicists.

Programme Structure

The Master's degree program in Biophysics is a detailed examination and analysis of biological systems, especially on the molecular and cellular level, utilizing modern methods of physics and biological sciences. Participants are educated to become interdisciplinary specialists possessing sound education in selected areas of physics, in particular biophysics, molecular biology and biochemistry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Students with international educational qualifications, or degree conferral from a country outside of Austria for which there is no standard admission decision and/or admission decision for documents submitted, must apply for admission and submit the following documentation in the original or as a verified copy:

  • Form: "Application for Admission to a Master's Degree Program"
  • Documents confirming the successful completion of a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program (conferral documents, transcripts listing all examinations and subjects completed, including grades, semester hours, and the program curriculum)
  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      1490 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 745 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      764 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 382 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Linz

    • 864 - 1090 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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