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Master programme Astrophysics, Joint Study Program (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Studies master's programme in Astrophysics is offered by the University of Innsbruck together with the Universities of Padua, Rome, Göttingen and Belgrade. The contents of the degree programme are galactic astrophysics and stellar revolution, cosmology, physical basic techniques, quantum physics, ion, plasma and applied physics, astro- and particle physics, relativity theory and statistics and data analysis. Students will also acquire knowledge about numerical, mathematical and statistical methods, a research-oriented way of thinking and problem resolution skills. The degree programme enables students to gain new knowledge, to develop new procedures and to integrate knowledge from various areas. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Innsbruck
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Astrophysics, Joint Study Program (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

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Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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published in the:
MBl. 2009/10, Stk. 33 (Nr. 318), i.d.F. MBl. 2013/14, Stk. 24 (Nr. 398)

Additional information

gemeinsam mit der Universität Padua und den Universitäten Rom, Göttingen und Belgrad

Definition of the field of studies

The subject Astrophysics deals with the physical basics of the research of celestial phenomena. It deals especially with the scientific theories and methods of cosmology and astroparticle physics.


The first semester of the master's programme in Astrophysics, which is studied at the University of Innsbruck, consists of the compulsory modules Concepts of Galactic Astrophysics, Concepts of Extragalactic Astrophysics, Concepts of Physics for Astrophysicists, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Astrophysicists. The elective modules are Basic Concepts of Quantum Physics, Basic Concepts of Ion, Plasma and Applied Physics, Basic Concepts of Astro and Particle Physics, Relativity, Astroparticle Physics, Special Lectures, Statistics and Detectors, Computational Methods in Physics and Astrophysics, Astrophysics Seminar, German as Foreign Language and Gender in Science. The following three semesters will be studied at the partner universities. A study period abroad is compulsory. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis.

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Supplementary examinations