Astrophysics and Cosmology, M.Sc. | University of Padua | Padova, Italy
24 months
2626 EUR/year
2626 EUR/year
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This Astrophysics and Cosmology course from University of Padua provides a complete and updated view of the main fields of modern astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, cosmology, gravitation physics, planets, stars and galaxies.

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Thanks to a solid preparation in all the different branches of physics and astrophysics, both in the theoretical and observational fields, you can work in scientific research as a coordinator or member of research groups at universities and public or private research institutes, find employment in within high-tech industries (in particular space, optics, microelectronics, telecommunications, information technology) or dedicate yourself to high-level teaching.

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Astrophysics and Cosmology course from University of Padua work as coordinator or member of research groups in public or private research institutions or as professionals in industries with a technological profile or in sectors that require skills in modelling, testing, and interpreting large and complex data sets, such as consulting companies, research centres and public administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical and Numerical Methods 
  • Advanced Astrophysics 
  • Observational Astrophysics 
  • General Relativity for Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Astroparticle Physics 
  • Gravitational Physics 
  • Multimessenger Astrophysics
  • Subnuclear Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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First Call:

  • 2 November - 2 February

Second Call:

  • 2 March - 2 May


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, basic Computer Sciences and programming.
  • Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA
  • Please verify country-based specific entry title and GPA requirements at the following link.
  • B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2626 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2626 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2626 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2626 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Padua

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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