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A degree in Astronomy is a promising one if you are seeking career opportunities in physics and related fields. It requires calculus and math to go along with it and is offered by top universities of the world.

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University of Amsterdam

In the two-year track Biophysics and Biophotonics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will use the ... [+]

In the two-year track Biophysics and Biophotonics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will use the language of physics to explore the secrets of life processes. This Master's track was formerly known as Physics of Life and Health.

The programme

Supported by the cutting-edge technologies available in our laboratories and by a series of theoretical classes delivered by our enthusiastic staff members, you can dive into the fascinating world of DNA unfolding, protein function, cell mechanics, tissue engineering, and organ function. You will learn about photonics and its use in the development of new imaging techniques; or you can choose to deepen your knowledge in the application of physics in the area of biomedical imaging and therapy, in close collaboration with the medical doctors of the two academic medical centres of Amsterdam. After this programme, you can continue an exciting career in an academic research institute, apply for a post-graduation training to become a clinical physicist, work in hospitals, schools, or the private sector.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full time
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University of Amsterdam

The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy focuses both on fundamental research and its applications. You learn to test, explain and develop theories on physical phenom ... [+]

The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy focuses both on fundamental research and its applications. You learn to test, explain and develop theories on physical phenomena, to conduct and evaluate experiments and astronomical observations, and to analyse and solve problems using scientific methods. The programme combines a broad understanding of physics and astronomy in general with in-depth knowledge of specific physics areas.

Internationally renowned

The UvA and VU are internationally renowned for their physics and astronomy research. Among past and present professors are several winners of the Spinoza Prize - often called the Dutch Nobel Prize: Ed van den Heuvel (Astronomy, 1995), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Mathematical Physics, 2003), Michiel van der Klis (Astronomy, 2004) and Erik Verlinde (Theoretical Physics, 2011). ... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
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University of Amsterdam

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. It's ... [+]

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. It's a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Joint degree programme with VU University Amsterdam

Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates. As a Physics and Astronomy student in Amsterdam, you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

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Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full time
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University of Amsterdam

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. The two-year track Theoretical Physics in the Master’s programm ... [+]

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. The two-year track Theoretical Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, offers education and training from researchers of one of Europe's leading institutes in this challenging and exciting field. Requiring a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication, it seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: What is matter made of? What is the nature of space and time?

Is Theoretical Physics in Amsterdam the study for me?

If you are fascinated by physics and the laws of science, Theoretical Physics might be the track for you. You will need to have a profound knowledge of the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, electrodynamics, calculus and linear algebra (a basic knowledge of condensed matter and particle physics is an advantage). Furthermore, you:... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
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University of Amsterdam

The two-year track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the ... [+]

The two-year track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the best experimental physics programmes in the world. It offers you challenging courses and research opportunities in hot topics in laboratories around the world and prepares you for an exciting career in research.

Is Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in Amsterdam the track for me?

If you enjoy the challenge of fundamental experimental research and always keep an eye open for possible applications of your results, Advanced Matter and Energy Physics might be the track for you. Furthermore, you:

Have a well-founded knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics (at bachelor's level) - knowledge of condensed matter physics is an advantage Would like to work in a leading research laboratory in the Netherlands or abroad - or work on a project in an industrial research setting Enjoy working in a team while being the driving force and hands-on 'principle investigator' of your own experiments Like to get to the bottom of things, are not afraid of complexity and have a well-developed understanding of the art of doing (experimental) science Can quickly absorb and integrate novel concepts What does Advanced Matter and Energy Physics at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]
Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
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University of Amsterdam

The two-year track Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with tho ... [+]

The two-year track Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, provides you with thorough training in both the observational and theoretical aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics. The dynamic field of astronomy and astrophysics is currently gaining importance worldwide. New generations of instruments - situated on the earth's surface and in space - enable us to study the origin, structure and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe in a more profound way than ever before.

Is Astronomy and Astrophysics in Amsterdam the track for me?

If you are eager to explore how the laws of physics play out in the universe, Astronomy and Astrophysics might be the track for you. Obviously, you will need to have a solid background in physics and mathematics at the Bachelor's level (with at least some basic knowledge of astronomy). Furthermore, you have a strong interest in:... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
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Leiden University

Astronomy covers observations using the world's most powerful telescopes, theoretical astrophysical and astrochemical modeling, and laboratory experiments that mimic cond ... [+]

The master's programme Astronomy covers observations using the world’s most powerful ground- and space-based telescopes, theoretical astrophysical and astrochemical modelling, large-scale simulations, and laboratory experiments that mimic conditions in space.

What does this master’s programme entail?

In this two-year master’s programme in Astronomy, you get access to cutting-edge research in modern astronomy. Main focus areas include galaxies and the structures in which they are embedded, exoplanets, and star and planet formation. With seven challenging specialisations to choose from, you will be prepared for a wide variety of careers within academia, industry and the public sector.... [-]

Netherlands Leiden The Hague
February 2020
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Master in Physics and Astronomy is a two-year (120 ECTS) advanced study in physics organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish university located in Brusse ... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Physics and Astronomy is a two-year (120 ECTS) advanced study in physics organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish university located in Brussels, Belgium. This MSc programme combines the expertise in the different research domains of both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent).

This master's offers:

a broad scientific formation with a wide range of career opportunities; the possibility to do research for your Master thesis in experimental and theoretical research groups with a strong, international reputation; the presence of the famous International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, where Nobel Prize laureates and other top researchers are regular visitors; internship possibilities at CERN and other research institutions, as well as the possibility to do an internship in business; a high-level education in vibrant and multicultural Brussels, the capital of Europe. ... [-]
Belgium Brussels
September 2019
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University of Groningen

A Master's degree in Astronomy is a gateway into a wide world of science and technology. Students are trained by astronomers from the world-renowned Kapteyn Astronomical ... [+]

A Master's degree in Astronomy is a gateway into a wide world of science and technology. Students are trained by astronomers from the world-renowned Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, a centre leading in astronomical research on galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, star and planet formation, neutron stars and black holes.

The two-year curriculum of the Master's degree can be tailored according to your own interests and capabilities. The wide range of options includes the possibility to focus on observational astronomy, theoretical astronomy, astronomical instrumentation and informatics, data science or astronomy teaching.

Astronomy graduates in the Netherlands in general and Kapteyn graduates, in particular, have excellent career prospects. The Master's programme in Groningen is ranked as a top-degree in the Netherlands (by the 'Keuzegids'). Facilities are being ranked as outstanding, while the quality of the lecturers, the research component as well as the preparation for the professional field through e.g. internships are ranked as very good.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
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24 
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Radboud University

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with ligh ... [+]

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University are internationally renowned. They attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. All lectures are enriched by the research carried out at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) and the Donders Centre for Neuroscience. And this is where the secret of good education lies, according to a recent evaluation by a commission of experts.

Specialisations

You are able to choose from 5 specialisations within this programme:

Neurophysics Particle and Astrophysics Physics of Molecules and Materials Science and Society Science, Management and Innovation Programme ... [-]
Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
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University of Padova

The master degree in Astrophysics and Cosmology aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern astrophysics, including astr ... [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Astronomy.

The master degree in Astrophysics and Cosmology aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, cosmology, gravitational physics, planets, stars and galaxies. Particular emphasis is placed on a solid background in physics and on the growing ties among astrophysics and different branches of physics (theoretical and experimental particle physics, detector physics, nuclear physics) in the coming era of multi-messenger observations.

Master graduates in Astrophysics and Cosmology will gain a detailed working knowledge of astrophysics both on the theoretical and observational sides. The final thesis (42 ECTS, approximately six months full time) will put the student in direct contact with an advanced research topic, enhancing his/her ability to carry out autonomous work. This will be key for either a successful continuation to a PhD in Astrophysics or in Physics or to a job in the industrial or service sectors based on novel technologies.... [-]

Italy Padua
October 2019
Full time
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologie ... [+]

MSc in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.... [-]

USA Rochester
September 2019
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University of Turku

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad ... [+]

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FROM THE SUN TO SUPERNOVAE, NEUTRON STARS, BLACK HOLES, AND GALAXIES!

The astronomy and space physics track is one of the four specialization tracks of the master’s degree programme in physical and chemical sciences. It encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system, to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics (e.g. accretion processes, the physics of black holes and neutron stars) and cosmology.

The other tracks of the programme are Materials Chemistry, Materials Physics, and Theoretical Physics. Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including computational and numerical techniques.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
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