Lund Observatory

department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Master Programme in Astrophysics


Lund Observatory offers a Master programme in astrophysics for students who already have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in physics or astronomy. We offer a wide selection of courses within our different research areas. Our research covers a wide range of topics in observational and theoretical astrophysics, including exoplanet formation and dynamics, stellar and laboratory spectroscopy, black hole binaries, and the formation and evolution of galaxies including our own Milky Way.

The Master programme is equivalent to two years of full time work (120 ECTS), out of which one year (60 ECTS) consists of courses 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. You can read more about research work on our research pages.


First year Fall 1 ASTM19 OR ASTM20 ASTM14
Fall 2 ASTM13 ASTM21
Spring 1 Optional course 1
Spring 2 Optional course 2
Second year Fall 1 ASTM19 OR ASTM20 Thesis Work
Fall 2
Spring 1 Optional course 3
Spring 2
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