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Be at the forefront of new biological knowledge that revolutionises the way we cure disease, develop new technologies or create new renewable energy sources.

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry. You’ll apply core principles from physics and chemistry to deepen your understanding of how complex biological systems work.

Study computer modelling techniques and key methods of mathematical analysis to examine the relationships between the physical properties and how molecules, cells and core systems within the human body function.

Deepen your understanding of how nerve cells communicate, and use scientific techniques to examine the structures of proteins, viruses and other complex molecules.

Studying biophysics gives you interdisciplinary training, meaning you can adapt to a variety of working environments from universities and research centres to industry and government.


1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2024

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology researcher
  • Postdoctoral research fellow
  • Senior research and innovation scientist
  • Exercise physiologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Foundations of Biophysics
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Frontiers in Biophysics
  • Genes, Cells & Evolution

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