The bachelor's degree in biophysics is intended to provide students with the necessary specialist knowledge, skills and methods, taking into account the requirements of the world of work, in such a way that they are able to carry out scientific work, to form scientifically sound judgments, to critically reflect on scientific findings and to act responsibly. This applies on the one hand to the qualification to study master’s courses and on the other hand to the qualification for activities in the corresponding professional fields.

Successful modern biology not only requires the recognition and representation of complex relationships and networks, but also the application of physical laws to elucidate processes on a molecular, cellular and organismic level. This requires an interdisciplinary training that includes the handling of highly sensitive experimental methods for the acquisition of quantitative data and their use for the creation of meaningful theoretical models. Accordingly, the biophysics course is aimed at high school graduates with a broad interest in natural sciences. During their studies, students first receive a wide range of basic training in a wide variety of scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, computer science), whereby the respective courses are attended at the corresponding specialist institutes. Building on this solid basic knowledge, special biophysical events are offered in the advanced studies, which are based on current international biophysical research and are offered in cooperation with research institutions from Berlin and Brandenburg. Particular attention is paid to a close connection between experimental and theoretical biophysics, e.g. the development of experimentally verifiable molecular and systems biological models. Graduates of the bachelor's degree have the prerequisites and competencies



Compulsory area (125 CP)
module designation scope
Bio1 Introduction to Biology 10 LP
Bioph1 Mathematics 1 6 LP
Bioph2 Math 2 8 LP
Bioph3 General and inorganic chemistry 7 LP
Bioph4 Organic chemistry 6 LP
Bioph5 Physical chemistry 8 LP
Bioph6 Physics 1 8 LP
Bioph7 Physics 2 9 LP
Bioph8 Physics 3 5 LP
Bioph9 Physics internship 5 LP
Bioph10 Basics of biophysics 10 LP
Bioph11 biochemistry 8 LP
Bioph12 Theoretical biophysics 5 LP
Bioph14 Advanced Theoretical Biophysics 10 LP
Bioph15 Specialization in experimental biophysics 10 LP
BiophBA bachelor thesis 10 LP
Subject-specific elective area (35 CP)
module designation scope
Bio7 Animal and neurophysiology 5/10 LP
Bio8 Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology 5/10 LP
Bio11 Plant physiology 5/10 LP
Bioph13 microbiology 5/10 LP
BiophSP Study project 20 LP


Interdisciplinary elective area (20 CP)

In the interdisciplinary compulsory elective area, modules from the module catalogs of other subjects or central institutions provided for this purpose totaling 10 CP are to be completed freely ( http://agnes.hu-berlin.de/ ). In addition, modules from the module catalog of the Institute of Biology provided for this purpose must be selected with a total of 10 CP.

Offers in the interdisciplinary compulsory elective area for other courses of study

module designation scope
Bio13 Research fields of biology - organismic biology and evolution 5 LP
Bio14 Research fields in biology - molecular life sciences 5 LP



A total of 180 credit points (CP *) must be acquired.

Mandatory range: . 125 LP including thesis
Professional main elective area: 35 LP
metadisciplinary elective area: 20 LP

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