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University of Wroclaw Master in Astrophysics
University of Wroclaw

Master in Astrophysics

Wrocław, Poland

2 Years

English

Full time

15 Aug 2024

01 Oct 2024

EUR 1,000 / per year *

On-Campus

* for EU citizens | €2150/year for non-EU citizens

Introduction

Nowadays, astrophysics stands among the most relevant and fast developing fields of research on the borderline of physics and astronomy. Recent and prospective discoveries occur fundamental for our understanding of the Universe and accelerate the progress of both science and related technology.

Study Astrophysics with us!

We offer high-quality education in theoretical as well as observational astrophysics directly in a scientifically active environment. Apart from regular courses, you will acquire specialistic knowledge and advanced practical skills by working within one of the research teams. Small student-to-staff ratio (SSR) at our Faculty ensures individual approach, engagement, and true student-master relationship. Practice in our own Astronomical Observatory in Białków near Wrocław is one of the program highlights.

Flexible curriculum with Astrophysics or astrophysics study tracks

The program comprises only a few mandatory courses that acquaint you with general foundations of astrophysics, necessary computer simulation tools and data analysis methods, as well as selected observational techniques. This is supplemented by a wide range of elective courses enabling you to deepen your knowledge and skills according to your scientific interest. You can follow astronomy- or physics-oriented study track that will prepare you for the Master project held in the Astronomical Institute or the Institute of Theoretical Physics, respectively.

Qualified international staff

You will be taught by highly-qualified international staff that carries out cutting-edge research focused on compact and variable stars, heliophysics, gravitation and cosmology, black holes, astroparticle physics, or gravitational waves. In addition, renowned experts from cooperating institutions will share with you their know-how on other specific topics, while visiting professors will discuss modern trends in astrophysics.

Key competencies

In the course of becoming an educated astrophysicist, you will gain expertize in mathematical modeling, computer simulations and advanced data analysis. You will also develop universal research competencies, including analytical and critical thinking, rigorous evidence-based reasoning, creativity and complex problem solving, active learning, as well as communication and teamwork skills.

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