Astrophysics

Course type: Master Degree

School: Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences

Department: Physics

Duration: 2 years

Language: English

Access type: Open with curriculum evaluation

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Description

The curriculum in Astrophysics aims at providing high quality students with and excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and to promote their future career in this field. The curriculum is designed in collaboration with several research institutions in the Tor Vergata area, such as INAF, INFN, ASI, and it offers classes taught by researchers from these institutions, who represent the forefront in their fields.

The curriculum in Astrophysics included also practical activities, to train students in those aspects connected with technological developments, data analysis, image processing.

Our University is part of the European Programme Astromundus. It is a 2-year Erasmus+ Joint Master’s Degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The Master course is offered by a consortium of 4 partner universities in Austria, Italy, Germany and Serbia. The students will attend their studies in at least two and up to four of these countries. At the end of the course students will obtain a Joint Master Degree by all the partner universities they have visited during the Master studies.


Career Opportunities

Modern Astrophysics is one of the most rapidly evolving scientific fields and, as a matter of fact, our current days are often defined as the “Golden Age of Astrophisics”. Recent discoveries have significantly improved our knowledge in many different areas: solar and stellar physics, extragalactic astrophysics, observational cosmology, physics of gravitation.

The curriculum in Astrophysics is designed to provide students with a strong background and competences as well as training them to enhance their capabilities in inter-sectorial areas (modelling, problem solving, high performance computing, big data handling, new technologies development). The research groups have collaborations with top-level Italian and international institutions and important participations in organisations.

Our graduates can access PhD programmes in Physics, Astrophysics and Space Science. they can either find job opportunities in applied and basic research areas (Universities, Research centres, observatories, industries), or in the fields of computer science software development, financial and economic analysis or in the public administration sector within management positions.