Master of Science in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Master of Science in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: February, July
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €30
Intakes: November, March
International tuition: €2,602
Domestic tuition: €2,602

Program overview

Master graduates in Astrophysics and Cosmology will gain a detailed working knowledge of astrophysics both on the theoretical and observational sides. The final thesis (42 ECTS, approximately six months full time) will put the student in direct contact with an advanced research topic, enhancing his/her ability to carry out autonomous work. This will be key for either a successful continuation to a PhD in Astrophysics or in Physics, or to a job in the industrial or service sectors based on novel technologies.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Admission to the Master course requires a few criteria are met, namey: good knowledge of classical physics and basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistics; mastery of the main mathematical tools (mathematical analysis and geometry); experience in physics laboratory. Entry requirements are quantified as follows: 24 ECTS acquired in the physics area (SSD FIS/01-07) 24 ECTS acquired in the math area (SSD MAT/01-09) For candidates with a foreign degree, the academic requirements are verified by an admission committee that checks the congruence of bachelor studies and assesses the merit. The evaluation of the applicant's curriculum studiorum may be integrated by an interview (remote connection), if needed. English knowledge: B2 level reading and listening

Career opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates in Astrophysics and Cosmology include: coordinator or member of research groups at universities and public or private research institutions employment in industries with a technological profile (in particular space, optics, microelectronics, telecommunications, information technology) employment in sectors that require skills in modelling, testing, and interpreting large and complex data sets, such as consulting companies, research centers and public administration high-level teaching and/or dissemination of scientific culture, with particular reference to various theoretical, experimental and applicative aspects of classical and modern physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

Campus location

Padova , Italy

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