Astrophysics, M.Sc. | Lund University | Lund, Sweden
24 months
13178 EUR/year
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This structured two-year Astrophysics programme from Lund University offers you the opportunity to learn about the universe and apply your knowledge of physics in a vibrant and fast developing area of science. 


The first semester of the Astrophysics programme from Lund University is spent on core astronomy courses, including stellar structure and evolution and galactic dynamics. In the second semester, you will begin work on a degree project under the supervision of internationally well regarded professors, and this project continues over three semesters. You will also take four more courses broadening your knowledge of the most exciting areas of modern astrophysics such as exoplanets and the early universe.

Although many of our students go on to do a PhD in astronomy, we aim to teach skills that are also of broad use outside academia.

Career prospects

Although many of our students go on to do a PhD in astronomy, we aim to teach skills that are also of broad use outside academia.To give an idea of the possibilities open to you, we can mention that some of our former Master´s students are doing or have done PhDs at the University of Cambridge, Heidelberg University and the European Southern Observatory. Former alumni work at Sony, the Swedish Defence Research Institute (FOI), as secondary school teachers and on developing the next generation of instruments to image the retina in the human eye.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • Dynamical Astronomy
  • Statistical Tools in Astrophysics
  • Planetary Systems 
  • Extragalactic Astronomy
  • High Energy Astrophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits in physics or the equivalent. The degree must include at least 90 credits in physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
  • Based on the grades awarded for previous academic courses, a statement of purpose for the application, and reference letter.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13178 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26356 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /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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