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19 Masters Programs in Astrophysics

For students who wish to continue their formal education beyond a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree is a popular option. This type of program delves more deeply into the preferred area of study and typically takes approximately two to four years to complete. What is a Master in Astrophysics? A Master in Astrophysics is a structured, research-oriented program that allows students to… Read more

For students who wish to continue their formal education beyond a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree is a popular option. This type of program delves more deeply into the preferred area of study and typically takes approximately two to four years to complete.

What is a Master in Astrophysics? A Master in Astrophysics is a structured, research-oriented program that allows students to more fully develop their knowledge of the universe and of physics within a dynamic environment.  Typical courses include topics such as high-energy astrophysics and dynamics, astrophysical objects and space plasma, cosmology, observational software development, and contemporary issues and events in astrophysics. Students in the program complete highly specialized research projects that can span multiple semesters. This program is an appropriate preparation for students who are interested in obtaining a doctoral degree and those who are interested in becoming college professors.

Graduates will have developed the skills to excel at independent research in their desired fields. A master’s degree will give them the advantage when searching for a job in astrophysics. Students with this degree will have learned how to interact with professors from all over the world and network for future career and research opportunities.

The cost of this program will depend upon the institution and the structure of the particular program. The admissions office is available to answer questions that are not answered on the school’s website. Adequate research will help the student make an informed decision.

Many graduates decide to continue on and pursue doctoral degrees in astronomy and then secure positions as professors at universities all over the world.  There is a strong overlap for careers based upon astronomy and those based upon astrophysics. Additional careers include research associates, secondary school teachers, and developers of new and improved astronomical instruments.

A Master of Astrophysics requires both passion and commitment. It is vital for interested students to actively research different programs to ensure that the one they select will be of the greatest interest to them and put them on the correct career path. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Technical University of Denmark
Lyngby, Denmark

The MSc program in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering will provide you with competencies within research and development of satellite, space-, aircraft-, and ground-based ... +

The MSc program in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering will provide you with competencies within research and development of satellite, space-, aircraft-, and ground-based measuring methods as well as mathematical and physical models for monitoring, mapping, and exploring large-scale physical structures and processes on Earth and in the universe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Timișoara, Romania

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses studied ... +

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses studied at this program offer the opportunity for combining both analytical and computational skills of the students and help them to develop research careers in many areas of physics and closed related domains. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. You will also acquire proficiency ... +

In the Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences, you focus on gaining an extensive understanding of these phenomena. You will also acquire proficiency in the use of mathematical methods, IT tools and/or experimental equipment, as well as strong problem-solving and logical deduction skills. These will qualify you for a career in research or for a wide range of positions in the private sector. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
05 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This structured two-year programme offers you the opportunity to learn about the universe and apply your knowledge of physics in a vibrant and fast-developing area of science. ... +

This structured two-year programme 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 is spent on core astronomy courses, including stellar structure and evolution and galactic dynamics. In the second semester, you will begin work on a 60 ECTS 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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques ... +

The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, cosmology, gravitational physics, planets, stars, and galaxies. Particular emphasis is placed on a solid background in Physics and on the growing ties among Astrophysics and different branches of Physics in the coming era of multi-messenger observations. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2021
02 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate-level courses and rese ... +

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate-level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Explore the depths of the universe through multidisciplinary research as you dive into an area that most interests you, whether it be general relativity, theoretical astrophys ... +

Explore the depths of the universe through multidisciplinary research as you dive into an area that most interests you, whether it be general relativity, theoretical astrophysics, observational or instrumentation development, or another area related to astrophysics. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Vilnius University
Vilnius, Lithuania

Present technologies of multi-scale supercomputing in a broad range of problems require specialists with original and creative mindset reinforced by scientific theoretical too ... +

Present technologies of multi-scale supercomputing in a broad range of problems require specialists with original and creative mindset reinforced by scientific theoretical tools of material science. Such people are able to develop models, perform computations, analyze data, and come up with ideas of improvement based on efficiency as dictated by the rationale of physical science. Our program prepares such specialists. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania

Master in Physics of ATOM, NUCLEUS, ELEMENTARY, ASTROPHYSIC AND APPLICATIONS

Master in Physics of ATOM, NUCLEUS, ELEMENTARY, ASTROPHYSIC AND APPLICATIONS -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Rumenian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Astrophysics is currently experiencing an authentic revolution in its different theoretical, experimental, methodological aspects, etc. The Master addresses the following topi ... +

Astrophysics is currently experiencing an authentic revolution in its different theoretical, experimental, methodological aspects, etc. The Master addresses the following topics of great impact in the branch of Astrophysics: solar system, extrasolar planets, stellar activity, stellar populations in galaxies, astroparticles, large-scale structure, training researchers with great potential in all highly topical topics. scientific. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

The Master in Astrophysics and Cosmology provides a solid education in the fields of astrophysics, cosmology, and space physics. The student will acquire the necessary prepara ... +

The Master in Astrophysics and Cosmology provides a solid education in the fields of astrophysics, cosmology, and space physics. The student will acquire the necessary preparation for continuing her/his training towards a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or related disciplines, which in turn may lead to a career as a professional researcher or teacher within universities or research institutions, both in Italy and abroad. Thanks to the course’s emphasis on mathematics, physics, information technology, statistics, and logical thinking, it is also good preparation for a career in industry and R&D (research and development) in the fields of information technology, aerospace, optics, electronics, data science, and others. Study grants and subsidies University students may obtain economic support during their studies from the Emilia Romagna Region, the University of Bologna, and other external bodies. Unibo Action 1&2 – Check out the opportunities for international students: 11.000 € grants or full fee exemptions. The benefits are assigned on the basis of SAT tests, TOLC tests, or GRE test scores. Study Grants Study Grants for International Students -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
18 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research.

The MSc in Astrophysics allows students to gain experience in the core areas of astrophysics to develop the necessary research skills to carry out astrophysical research. -
MSc
Full-time
English
06 Sep 2021
11 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Houston, USA

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Enginee ... +

This degree is one of five tracks in the professional master’s program at Rice housed in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and focuses on training students in Space Engineering and Science with the intent of creating new options for those students interested in working in the space technology industry or related government entities, e.g. NASA, as well as governmental relations positions in non-profit organizations, industry and academic institutions. These master’s degrees are designed for students seeking to gain further technical core expertise coupled with enhanced management, communication, and leadership skills instilling a level of scholastic proficiency that exceeds that of the bachelor’s level, and creating the cross-functional aptitudes needed in modern industry and government. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, KU Leuven's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, s ... +

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, KU Leuven's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, structure, and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe, and uses them as your textbooks. This programme pays special attention to both the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data and to the technological side of astronomical research, and thus prepares you to be a competitive candidate in the international PhD circuit. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University Of Tuebingen
Tübingen, Germany

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 ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 

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