Astronomy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #74 (ARWU) ,
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.

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

With the collective expertise at our department, the outline of this programme is designed to give you a broad skill set. You can apply your knowledge of physics to key astronomical fields and complement your education with the elective courses. Students without sufficient knowledge in astronomy from their BSc studies are provided compulsory introduction courses in Cosmology (7.5 credits) and Stellar Structure and Evolution (7,5 credits). The final component of your studies is a thesis project where you independently plan, perform and report a research project with supervision from one of our researchers. The programme outline is shown below. Please note that this outline may be subject to change.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Astrophysical Gas Dynamics
  • Observational Astrophysics 
  • Galaxies
  • The Physics of the Interstellar Medium
  • Planetary Systems
  • Astrophysical Radiation Processes
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Late Stages of Stars, Super-novae and Gamma-ray Bursts
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

A requirement for all Master's programmes is the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System.

The specific requirements vary between the programmes. Most programmes have requirements of a specific major subject in your Bachelor's degree.

In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions in Sweden with copies of your previous study information, as well as document your English proficiency. 

Specific requirements include a Bachelor of Science Degree consisting of 180 ECTS credits including a major in Astronomy. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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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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