The AstroMundus - Astrophysics course at the University of Innsbruck is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Its main objective is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus programmes, we promote cultural exchanges between non-Euroepan and European students and academics.
AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of the above countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.
The official language of the course is English, but students are given the possibility to learn the languages of the host countries by attending language courses at the partner universities.
Successful students will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by all partner universities they have visited during the Master studies.
In addition they will obtain a Diploma Supplement to facilitate the recognition of their degree in other universities/countries.
At the end of each 2-years cycle of the Master Programme the best Master thesis of the cycle will be awarded a prize.
- Solar Physics and Space Weather
- Extrasolar planets
- Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation)
- Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling)
- Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe)
- Particle Cosmology
- Astroparticle Physics
- Gravitational waves
- Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space
- Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations)
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 11 other Masters in Physics in Austria
- The "Astrophysics" Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme is open to students of all nationalities
- A Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Mathematics (or a recognized Degree that certifies an equivalent amount of learning in the same field, quantified as 3 years of previous studies corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) or expect to obtain it latest by August of the starting year of the Masters Course
- Have a good and certified knowledge of the English language (the certification is not necessary for native speakers)
- Up-to-date CV (curriculum vitæ, resume)
- Electronic copy of academic records
- Two letters of recommendation
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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