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Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like: 

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • neuroscience
  • physiology 
  • biochemistry 
  • structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

Highlights

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
  • Senior research and innovation scientist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Postdoctoral research fellow

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

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

  • Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics
  • Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Programming in the Large
  • Determination of Molecular Structure

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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