Astronomy, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 29221
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
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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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Astrophysical Gas Dynamics
  • Planet and Star Formation
  • Physics of the Interstellar Medium
  • Astrophysical Radiation Processes
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Late Stages of Stars, Supernovae and Gamma-ray Bursts
  • Observational Astrophysics
  • Galaxies
  • Observational Astrophysics
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

        Deadline was:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree consisting of 180 ECTS including a major in Astronomy. English B/English 6 (Swedish upper secondary school course) or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 29221 International
  • Free EEA
Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
  • First instalment: 70000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK
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