Do you want to know what it’s like to study the Astronomy and Astrophysics track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam? Student Pierre and and Prof. Sera Markoff will tell you what makes the programme unique.
In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask session in the Master’s week of November 2021, the programme director talks about the study and the professional perspective. Students explain what it is like to do this master.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the study programme look like?
The first year of the Master's track Astronomy and Astrophysics consists of 6 compulsory courses (30 EC). You can choose the rest of your course load from a broad variety of electives.
The second year of the programme (another 60 EC) is dedicated to an independent state-of-the art research project. You conduct this project by yourself, within one of the UvA research groups, at an institute abroad via e.g. an Erasmus agreement, or within industry - under the close guidance of a UvA staff member.
What is a joint degree?
The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have joined forces in the Physics and Astronomy Master’s programme. As a student you will benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes. Upon completion of the programme you will receive a degree certificate from both universities.
What are the entry requirements for this Master’s programme?
The entry requirements and the application procedure for this Master’s programme depends on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad.
I don’t meet the entry requirements. Can I do a pre-Master’s programme?
If you lack the required knowledge and skills to be admitted to the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, you can close the gap in our pre-Master’s programme.
The pre-Master’s programme consists of second and third year Bachelor courses. Eligibility for the pre-Master’s is based on your knowledge and skills. The Admissions Board will review your application and select the necessary courses for you.
Can I study this programme in part-time?
The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy is a full-time programme and does not offer a part-time programme.
How do I apply for this Master’s programme and when is the deadline?
The application process and the deadline depend on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad. We strongly recommend to start the application procedure at least a week before the deadline. Getting all your documents ready and going through the process will take several days.
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