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Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field that has led to some of the most significant developments in modern science. Our Physics with Biophysics MSci course will give you a deep understanding of the fundamental aspects of the physics of life. Approximately one quarter of the course is biophysics related – i.e. the application of physics, mathematics and computing to understand the workings of living systems. Through coursework and supervised research projects you will gain a breadth of skills
Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field that has led to some of the most significant developments in modern science. Our Physics with Biophysics MSci course will give you a deep understanding of the fundamental aspects of the physics of life. Approximately one quarter of the course is biophysics related – i.e. the application of physics, mathematics and computing to understand the workings of living systems. Through coursework and supervised research projects you will gain a breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse academic and research environment.
Physics with Biophysics is the only course of its kind in the UK
Award winning: six former staff and students in the Physics department are Nobel Prize winners.
You’ll have access to our newly refurbished laboratory facilities, located in the heart of London.
Research lies at the heart of our department, so you’ll be taught by internationally renowned scientists.90% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).
The first three years of the course will provide you with a strong foundation in Physics and Biophysics. You will study subjects such as relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, cell biology, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. In the fourth year you will have the opportunity to specialise further based upon your interests through optional modules and an MSci research project in an academic laboratory of your choice. Problem solving and project work is an important part of this course. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university. Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you at King's. Students who enrol on the MSci/BSc Physics with Biophysics, can change to most of the other Physics courses at the end of their first year. Similarly, students who have initially enrolled on other Physics programmes can change to Physics with Biophysics at the end of the first year provided that they have taken the first year module ‘Introduction to Biophysics’.
Our Physics graduates are in high demand because employers recognise the wide range of skills that they possess. We train physicists to be good problem solvers, to think logically and to apply mathematical and computational techniques to real problems.
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. AAA including A in both Mathematics and Physics OR A*AB including A* Mathematics and A in Physics OR A*AB including A in Mathematics and A* in Physics.NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.
Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics.
Access to Science (or similar) Diploma. This must include substantial focus at Level 3 (with Distinction) on both Mathematics and Physics.
Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Three Pre-U Principal subjects at either: D3 D3 D3 including D3 in both Mathematics and Physics OR D2 D3 M2 including D2 Mathematics and D3 Physics OR D2 D3 M2 including D3 Mathematics and D2 Physics.
Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects: either HL 666 including 6 in both Mathematics and Physics OR HL 765 including 7 in Mathematics and 6 in Physics OR HL 765 including 6 in Mathematics and 7 in Physics. The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme
Must include Higher Mathematics and Physics.
Extended Diploma in Applied Science at DDD with 12 Distinctions and Mathematics A-level at grade A OR Extended Diploma in Applied Science at DDM with 11 Distinctions and Mathematics A-level at grade A*.NOTE: In order to satisfy the physics requirement, if you have BTECs you need to offer the following modules at Distinction: 6, 7, 8, 9 and one of 14, 17, 20 or 44.
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.