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Master programme in astrophysics

This page describes the course content of the Master programme in Astronomy at Lund Observatory.

Lund Observatory offers a Master programme in Astrophysics for students who already have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in physics or astronomy. The Master programme is equivalent to two years of full time work (120 ECTS), out of which one year (60 ECTS) consists of course and the other half (60 ECTS) consists of a research project carried out at the department.

The first semester is entirely devoted to coursework, in order to give you a solid foundation of knowledge to use in your project work, while the remaining three semesters are split between working on your research project and taking courses.  

First year Fall 1 Extragalactic astronomy or Planetary systems Stellar structure and evolution
Fall 2 Dynamical astronomy Statistical tools
Spring 1 Optional course 1  
Spring 2 Optional course 2
Second year Fall 1 Extragalactic astronomy or Planetary systems Project
Fall 2 Optional course 3
Spring 2


Director of studies
Johan Rathsman
studierektor [at] atp [dot] lu [dot] se

Master programme coordinators

David Hobbs
david [dot] hobbs [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se

Theoretical physics
Roman Pasechnik
roman [at] thep [dot] lu [dot] se

Biological physics and computational biology
Carl Troein
carl [at] thep [dot] lu [dot] se