The focus of the master programme Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantitative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics.
The Master Astro and Particle Physics is an international research-oriented two-year program established by the Kepler-Center. This programme connects science from the fields of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology and combines different disciplines in experimental and theoretical physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. The education will be in English throughout which prepares the students for the increasing internationalization in industry and modern society.
The qualification goals in more detail:
- Our graduates have a sound standing in basic and advanced astro and particle physics covering various research fields including, for example, theoretical quantum field theory, general relativity, computational astrophysics, experimental neutrino physics, and many others.
- They are capable to critically scrutinize the suitability of specific scientific methods for studying various astro and particle physics related questions. In addition, they will be able to combine
- different techniques in a meaningful way to also make rather complex physical problems accessible.
- They are able to plan and undertake independently appropriate theoretical and laboratory investigations (collecting, recording and analyzing relevant data sets and combining these with
- theoretical studies).
- The graduates can present scientific findings of their research orally and in writing. Moreover, in discussions, they are skilled to answer scientific questions in a proficient manner. At scientific
- meetings, they can communicate in English with experts in the field and contribute to discussions on current astro and particle physics related topics.
The study program requires enthusiasm, curiosity, and a solid basic knowledge of physics.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in physics or a similar degree with a grade 2.5 or better.
We expect broad interest in natural science as well as willingness to familiarize and work with complex scientific details, and to be able to scientifically communicate in English in written and oral form.
English is the language of instruction and examination in the degree program. The language knowledge requirement is level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference of for Languages.
Students may join the M.Sc.Astro and Particle Physics program for the twice a year. Deadline for applications from abroad (Non-EU) is July 15 each year for the winter term and January 15 for the summer term. For applicants from within the EU, the deadline is September 30 and March 31 for the winter and summer term, respectively.
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