Biophysical Chemistry

General information

The programme Biophysical Chemistry (under the umbrella of chemistry programmes) is an interdisciplinary branch directed at general preparation of graduates, based on the fundamentals of chemical, physical and biological disciplines. In other words, this specialization helps (a) to develop a physico-chemical approach to the biological sciences, (b) to bring an order into a considerable amount of knowledge of living systems and (c) to rationalize various biological phenomena and processes. It is also intended for the students who are interested in understanding physico-chemical laws of biological phenomena and elucidating their principles. The profit from Biophysical Chemistry study is also the fact that the students are shown the helpfulness and strength of physical chemistry in applied areas which are close to life sciences (medicine, pharmacy, environmental studies, food technology and agriculture). The graduates of this study programme will obtain an overview of basic physico - chemical methodologies and techniques, the basics of bioanalysis, biotechnology, clinical and analytical biochemistry and biophysics. In all these fields the graduate has a great chance to find employment.

The answer to the question how Biophysical Chemistry differs from biophysics or biochemistry is simply that biophysics is mainly directed at the physical properties of living systems, and biochemistry often deals with physical chemistry only marginally.

A successful graduate is able to

  • understand the physico-chemical nature of biological processes
  • master modern methods of research at the interface of physics, chemistry and biology
  • use new biophysical approaches in practice
  • design new molecules with specific physico-chemical properties

Graduate employment

Biophysical Chemistry programme prepares professionals able to investigate the nature of biological processes by means of physico-chemical methods. If graduates do not want to pursue further study, they can start their career and devote themselves to the fields of chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food research. Their experience will be also beneficial in the research and development of sensors, biosensors and chips as new tools for genomics, proteomics and biomedicine. Due to the theoretical physico-chemical and biochemical education, language skills, and knowledge of bioinformatics and molecular modelling, the graduate is prepared to find employment in other fields generally using creative approaches, unconventional and critical thinking and ultimately self-determination.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Biophysical Chemistry


This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

a) TSP or
b) Special Test or
c) TSP and Special Test (Czech only)

Recommended literature

The knowledge required to pass the Learning Potential Test is not obtained by studying specific information sources. Examples of previous years' tests can be found on http://www.muni.cz/study/admission/tsp

Evaluation criteria

The Learning Potential Test results

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

Link to a website: http://www.sci.muni.cz/~labifel/

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