Master of Science in AstroMundus

University of Göttingen

Program Description

Master of Science in AstroMundus

University of Göttingen

AstroMundus

AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics (120 ECTS). The programme was initiated in 2009 as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and is now continuing within the framework of the new Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The Master's Course is offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities in Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia, with the participation of 4 research institutions as associated partners in Italy, Serbia, and Germany.

The main objective of the programme 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 Mundus programmes, we promote cultural exchanges between non-European and European students and academics.

AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of these 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-year cycle of the Master Programme, the best master thesis of the cycle will be awarded a prize.

Main topics

AstroMundus offers an excellent educational level in all branches of Astrophysics, as insured by the wide variety of expertise in the field covered by this international partnership. The main topics covered by the Master programme are:

  • Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar astrophysics and evolution, the interstellar medium)
  • Solar Astrophysics 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)
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2018
Nov. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
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4,500 EUR
EUR 4500 (EEA). EUR 9000 Year (Non-EEA).
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Locations
Austria - Innsbruck, Tyrol
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Germany - Brunswick, Lower Saxony
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Germany - Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony
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Germany - Göttingen, Lower Saxony
Start date : Nov. 2018
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The Call for applications for AstroMundus Master Course Edition 8 starting in October 2017 is open from August 1st, 2016 until November 30th, 2016.
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Germany - Hanover, Lower Saxony
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Italy - Padua, Veneto
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Italy - Rome, Lazio
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Serbia - Belgrade, City of Belgrade
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Dates
Oct. 2018
Austria - Innsbruck, Tyrol
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Italy - Rome, Lazio
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Italy - Padua, Veneto
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Serbia - Belgrade, City of Belgrade
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Germany - Hanover, Lower Saxony
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Germany - Brunswick, Lower Saxony
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Germany - Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony
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Nov. 2018
Germany - Göttingen, Lower Saxony
Application deadline Request Info
The Call for applications for AstroMundus Master Course Edition 8 starting in October 2017 is open from August 1st, 2016 until November 30th, 2016.
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