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Master programme

This page describes the course content of the Master programme in Astrophysics.

The Department of Physics 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's work (60 ECTS) consists of courses and the other year's (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.  

Programme details

Bellow is the current recommended plan for the Master programme in astrophysics.  Links below go to the Lund University course pages in Canvas.

First yearFall 1Extragalactic astronomy or Planetary systemsStatistical tools
Fall 2Dynamical astronomyStellar structure and evolution
Spring 1Optional course 1 
Spring 2Optional course 2
Second yearFall 1Extragalactic astronomy or Planetary systemsProject
Fall 2Optional course 3
Man looking through a telescope


Study advisor
Johanna Nilsson Onsberg
studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Master programme coordinator
Jens Hoeijmakers
jens [dot] hoeijmakers [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se