Particular emphasis is placed on a solid background in physics and on the growing ties among astrophysics and different branches of physics (theoretical and experimental particle physics, detector physics, nuclear physics) in the coming era of multi-messenger observations.
Master graduates in Astrophysics and Cosmology will gain a detailed working knowledge of astrophysics both on the theoretical and observational sides. The final thesis (42 ECTS, approximately six months full time) will put the student in direct contact with an advanced research topic, enhancing his/her ability to carry out autonomous work. This will be key for either a successful continuation to a PhD in Astrophysics or in Physics, or to a job in the industrial or service sectors based on novel technologies.
Field of study: LM-17 Physics and LM-51 Sciences of the Universe
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Astrophysics and Cosmology
Start date: October 2019
Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: unlimited; non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 10 places (2 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)
The master degree in Astrophysics and Cosmology is organized in two curricula: theory and modelling (A), observations, experiments and interpretation (B). All course units are on a 6 ECTS (48 h lectures) basis. The first semester of the first year aims at providing students with the basis of modern physics/astrophysics and applied mathematics. Mandatory courses include: General Relativity, Mathematical and Numerical Methods, Astrophysics Lab, Fundamentals of Modern Physics or Fundamentals of Astrophysics and Cosmology (depending on the student background at the Bachelor level).
You can apply until:
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Admission to the Master course requires a few criteria are met, namey: good knowledge of classical physics and basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistics; mastery of the main mathematical tools (mathematical analysis and geometry); experience in physics laboratory.
Entry requirements are quantified as follows:
For candidates with a foreign degree, the academic requirements are verified by an admission committee that checks the congruence of bachelor studies and assesses the merit. The evaluation of the applicant's curriculum studiorum may be integrated by an interview (remote connection), if needed.
English knowledge: B2 level reading and listening
Information on 2019/20 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2018/19. Please check: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees.
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