|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Physics: Astronomy|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||160,000 SEK|
Explore the furthest reaches of the universe and immerse yourself in the study of exoplanets, star formation, radio astronomy and much more. With access to world-class facilities including Onsala Space observatory, the Astronomy profile within Physics is the perfect choice if you want to operate at the forefront of modern astrophysics. This master's programme will give you extensive skills and knowledge, preparing you to take on exciting, demanding and diverse challenges.
This master's programme is intended for those with a strong interest in theoretical, computational, and experimental aspects of physics and astronomy. We have a broad range of courses, and several possible profiles are offered to tailor your studies closely to your specific interests.
In the Astronomy profile, you will focus closely on modern astrophysics, as well as subjects such as galaxies and observational cosmology, exoplanets and radio astronomy. You will benefit from access to world-class facilities and be surrounded by globally leading experts, including operations at our very own Onsala space observatory south of Gothenburg. With this profile, you can study the following courses in particular:
● Modern astrophysics
● Stellar physics
● Interstellar medium and star formation
● Galaxies and observational cosmology
● Radio astronomy
In the programme as a whole, you will learn to identify and explain general aspects of physics that are integral to applications in engineering and natural sciences. Furthermore, you will identify relevant theoretical, computational, and experimental methods and apply these to problem-solving across a wide range of fields.
The core courses of the programme focus on giving you a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, thereby preparing you for a future driven by knowledge and technology.
Wider topics range from the subatomic to cosmological scale, covering complex phenomena relevant in fields such as quantum technology, nanomaterials, and living matter. The programme encourages creative thinking, critical evaluation, and engineering skills grounded in the fundamental principles of the physical world.
You will graduate with expertise in problem-solving and in advanced experimental and theoretical techniques, making you highly attractive to national and international employers in the private and public sectors alike. The programme is an excellent preparation for all manner of diverse careers in fields that benefit from quantitative and analytical thinking – industrial research, consulting, teaching, research and more. Further studies and a career in academia is also another route that you will be well placed to follow.