The goal of this programme is to educate specialists for research, development, education, business and public sector to solve problems in modern biomedical sciences, environment and ecology.


  • Key learning outcomes:

     A holder of Master’s degree in Biophysics has good knowledge of general principles of operation and pathology in live systems, the capabilities and limitations of modern biophysical methods, principles of data analysis and planning of scientific investigation. The graduate is able to constantly renew the knowledge and apply it to solve problems. He/she is also able to transfer knowledge and concepts to specialists and non specialists.


  • Career opportunities:

      A graduate is able to work at high technology industry, research and development, education, medical institutions, private and public agencies where knowledge in a field of biophysics and life sciences are acquired or applied.


  • Access to further studies:

      Masters of Sciences in Biophysics can continue scientific career in doctoral (PhD) studies in life sciences.



Course Type

1st Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

2nd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

3rd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

4th Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

Compulsory Courses

Research Project (8)

Biophotonics (6)

Processes (6)

Research Project (8)

Biophysical Nanotechnology (6)

Selected Practicals in Biophysics (7)

Biophysics of Control Systems (5)

Research Project (12)

Synergy of Life (5)

Cellular Biophysics (5)

Lasers in Biology and Medicine (4)

Master Thesis (25)

Master seminars (5)

Elective Courses

I group:

Neuroinformatics (6)

Photobiology (6)

Biophysics of Sensory Systems (6)

II group:


Physical Kinetics (4)

Physics of molecular processes (4)

Physical Methods in Biology and Medicine (4)

Mathematical Physiology (4)

Biophysics of Neuron (4)

Psychophysics (4)

Plant Communication (4)

Chemical Physics (4)

Quantum Relaxation Theory (4)

Modern Theoretical Physics (4)

Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction (4)

Brain Research Methods (4)


  • Graduation requirements

Studies are finished by defending of Final Master Degree Project.


  • Examination and assessment regulations

The main form of evaluation is an examination. However, courses units may be evaluated by the pass/fail evaluation as well. Every course unit is concluded with either a written or written-oral examination or pass/fail evaluation. Student's knowledge and general performance during the exam are evaluated using grading scale from 1(very poor) to 10(excellent), or by pass or fail evaluation in the cases when pass/fail evaluation is foreseen as a final evaluation of the course unit.


Admission requiremenrs and admission criteria

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Life or Social Sciences;
  • Research-based bachelor's thesis or at least 20 ECTS credits from practical experience in a research lab. 


Application and selection requirements

Applicant who fulfills all the requirements will be invited for a Motivational interview. An applicant will be assessed in the following six aspects: 

  • Motivation for MSc Biophysics program;
  • English language proficiency;
  • Why Vilnius University? 
  • How does applicant's academic or professional background correlate with MSc Biophysics?
  • Short presentation on Bachelor thesis/practical experience in a research lab;
  • Future plans. 

Each question is evaluated in a 5-point scale (maximum 30 points in total). Admission threshold is 20 points. The interview will be held online. Time and date for the interview will be arranged individually. Normally it takes place withing a month of an application date. 


 Academic contact  Admission contact

Prof. Aidas Alaburda

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