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Top 9 Master of Science Degrees in Astrophysics 2019

The Master of Science, or MSc, is an academic degree awarded to those who effectively complete about two years of intensive study on a given topic. Many MSc courses offer a combination of classroom and research-based curriculum.

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University of St Andrews

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research. ... [+]

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research.

The MSc in Astrophysics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Physics and Astronomy. The programme is intended to provide an entry route to astrophysics research and potentially PhD programmes for students who have taken an undergraduate BSc degree in Physics, Mathematics or an equivalent cognate discipline.

Highlights Students are able and encouraged to use the University Observatory and the James Gregory Telescope, the largest working optical telescope in the UK. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an observing run at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain. The programme prepares students to undertake astrophysical research at PhD level. Modules provide transferable skills which enhance employability in and out of academia. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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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
Full time
24 
Campus
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Lund University

This two-year Master's programme offers you the opportunity to learn about the universe and apply your knowledge of physics in a vibrant and fast developing area of scien ... [+]

This structured two-year programme offers you the opportunity to learn about the universe and apply your knowledge of physics in a vibrant and fast developing area of science.

The first semester is spent on core astronomy courses, including stellar structure and evolution and galactic dynamics. In the second semester, you will begin work on a 60 ECTS degree project under the supervision of internationally well-regarded professors, and this project continues over three semesters. You will also take four more courses broadening your knowledge of the most exciting areas of modern astrophysics such as exoplanets and the early universe.

Program modules/courses

Compulsory courses: Stellar Structure and Evolution, Dynamical Astronomy, Statistical Tools in Astrophysics, Planetary Systems, Extragalactic Astronomy.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses st ... [+]

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses studied at this program offer the opportunity for combining both analytical and computational skills of the students and help them to develop research careers in many areas of physics and closed related domains.

Main subjects

The curriculum can be found on the faculty website, at:

https://physics.uvt.ro/astrophysics-elementary-particles-and-computational-physics/

Some of the courses from the curriculum are listed below:

First semester

Complements of theoretical physics Complements of Molecular and atomic physics Complements of solid state physics and statistical physics Complements of the material physics ... [-]
Romania Timișoara
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate level courses and ... [+]

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information.

Physics department faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with differing research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.

Tufts and its close proximity to Boston offers incredible opportunities for cultural, gastronomical, and extra-curricular activities.... [-]

USA Medford
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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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 ... [+]

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
Campus
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University of Helsinki

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at the University of Helsinki, you will focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phen ... [+]

How did we get here from the big bang?

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at the University of Helsinki, you will focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. In the programme, you will gain expertise in basic research and acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools, experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a wide range of positions both in the academic career and in the private sector.

Goal of the pro­gramme

What are the laws of nature governing the universe from elementary particles to the formation and evolution of the solar system, stars, and galaxies? In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you will focus on gaining a quantitative understanding of these phenomena.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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University Of Tuebingen

The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential pract ... [+]

The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics.

The Master Astro and Particle Physics is an international research-oriented two-year program established by the Kepler-Center. This programme connects science from the fields of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology and combines different disciplines in experimental and theoretical physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. The education will be in English throughout which prepares the students for the increasing internationalization in industry and modern society.... [-]

Germany Tübingen
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space En ... [+]

“NASA has had a long and productive relationship with Rice University beginning at the establishment of Johnson Space Center. This collaboration continues today. As part of NASA's overall mission, we are dedicated to education at all levels with special emphasis on education programs that meet our workforce needs. Rice has historically educated our outstanding scientists and engineers.

The Professional Master's degree in Space Studies fits within our workforce needs as it provides training across technical areas, from science to practical engineering and management. These types of programs can enhance our workforce as we continue in the 21st-century transformation of human space flight. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Rice and your program."... [-]

USA Houston
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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