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Astrophysics (Master)

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Description: During the four-semester astrophysics master program, students can develop the ability to think astrophysically and proceed methodically in both theory and practice. The program is divided into to parts: The first two semesters consist of lectures in basic astrophysics and advanced courses in physics, while students can also choose a specialized subject area. Building on the knowledge gained in the first two semesters, these abilities will be strengthened during a year-long research phase which is scheduled for the third and fourth semesters. During this stage, the master thesis shall be completed with accompanying colloquia, tutorials and seminars. The modular design of the master degree program in astrophysics allows the participants to study with emphasis in either experimental or theoretical topics. The primary goal of this course is to provide an overview into the deeper interconnections in astrophysics in a physical context.
Program start: both summer and winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Faculty: Faculty of Physics
Tuition: There are no tuition fees for this course. There is, however, a semester fee of 128 € for each student comprising a student services contribution (62 €) and a basic fee for public transportation (66,50 €).
Admission requirements: Candidates must hold a bachelor or Diplom degree (or equivalent) in physics, astrophysics or meteorology or another mathematical or natural scientific degree. They must also pass a special entrance exam.
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