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Biological Physics Across Scales (BiPAS) MPhil/PhD




What will I learn?


The Biological Physics Across Scales Centre for Doctoral Training (BiPAS CDT) at King's College London is a multi-disciplinary doctoral training programme in biological physics.

Our focus is to understand how complex macroscopic phenomena - observed at scales appropriate to tissue, organism, or even population - arise from mechanisms at the cellular, molecular, and atomic level. This programme will give students the tools and skills they need to integrate knowledge across different length and time scales to bring new understanding to the mechanisms underlying the physics of life.

Course detail

This CDT is for physical scientists - physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and related disciplines - who are fascinated by the complexity of biological systems. All students will be co-supervised by a physical scientist and a life scientist for truly interdisciplinary training at the physics-biology interface. You will develop experimental and theoretical/computational methodologies to gain insight into fundamental unanswered questions in biology, in fields ranging from immunology to stem cell biology to neuroscience. Ultimately, you will be trained to work successfully across the boundaries of traditional disciplines, scales, and methodologies and bring your expertise and innovation skills into the thriving and expanding life sciences realm, both in academia and industry.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
All tuition fees will be fully covered by the BiPAS CDT studentship.
Start date

Expected September 2023


King's College London, University of London



WC2R 2LS, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have or be predicted to obtain a BSc with first-class honours or upper division second-class honours (2:1), or a Master's degree with Merit or Distinction. Degrees must be in a physical sciences subject such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or related discipline. Please contact us if you are unsure about whether your qualifications are suitable for admission to BiPAS. IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill. TOEFL iBT 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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