M.Sc. Astronomy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR15074 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Stockholm University | Stockholm, Sweden
The Master’s program in Astronomy at Stockholm University gives you a well-rounded and broad base in astronomy and astrophysics, including a number of options to specialize in an area of your own choice. The two-year program leads to a Master of Science degree in Astronomy.

Description

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During the course of the Astronomy programme at Stockholm University you will study advanced courses in astronomy, covering topics such as observational techniques, gas dynamics, stellar structure and evolution, astrophysical radiation processes, cosmology, galaxies, etc. The final part of the degree consists of a thesis project spanning at least six months, giving the opportunity to get more deeply involved in research in a specific area within astronomy.

Astronomers work in many varying areas, including research, teaching, computing and image processing. The program also offers a good foundation for PhD studies.

About Stockholm University

Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.

Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Our researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.

Stockholm is a cultural hub and economic centre, with many green areas and surrounded by water, making it an ideal place in which to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Non-EEA: January 15; EEA: April 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15074 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Tuition fee per year: 140000 SEK

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Structure

The programme requires a Bachelor's degree in physics (or equivalent). A Bachelor degree with a major in astronomy is given in cooperation with the physics department at Stockholm University, Fysikum. However, regular bachelor degrees in physics also fulfill the requirements, regardless whether they were awarded by Stockholm University or another institution. Degrees awarded by institutions outside the EEA may also fulfill the requirements.

The first one and a half years of the Master's programme consist of advanced courses in astronomy. The courses cover observational techniques, gas dynamics, stellar structure and evolution, radiation processes, cosmology, galaxies, etc. The final part of the degree consists of a thesis project, giving the opportunity to get more deeply involved in research in a specific area within astronomy. The thesis project gives 30-45 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.

Requirements

General requirements for Master's programmes:

- An academic degree (i.e. a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, at least 180 ECTS.) Stockholm University does accept applicants in their last year of Bachelor's studies. See note below: Previous university records

- Proficiency in English, which must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • IELTS score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with no section scoring below 5.5)
  • TOEFL score 20 in written test, total score of 90 (internet based)
  • TOEFL score 4,5 in written test, total score of 575 (paperbased)
  • Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level

TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477).

English language test exemptions

Some students may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. These are:

  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of Universities.
  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen or equivalent academic qualifications) with English as the major subject.
  • Students with a 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Technology from India and Pakistan.
  • Students who have 30 HE credits from a Nordic country and the language of instruction of the course/programme/university is English.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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