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 Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  in Astrophysics

 

 

1st Semester

  • Essentials of advanced Astrophysics  (9 ECTS)
  • Numerical or instrumental laboratory  (9 ECTS)
  • Lecture belonging to the field of statistics or to the field of QM (WT or Summer Term)  (6 ECTS)
  • Modern Physics  (6 ECTS)

2nd Semester

  • Astrophysical basic laboratory  (9 ECTS)
  • Advanced Seminar ("Hauptseminar")  (3 ECTS)
  • Elective Lecture of Astrophysics with Seminar
    (ST or Winter Term) 
     (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Lecture of Astrophysics with Seminar  (6 ECTS)
  • Elective Lecture of Astrophysics with Seminar  (6 ECTS)

3rd and 4th Semester


-> Standardised form of the schedule of Studies <-

-> Registration of the Master's Thesis (German) <-

 

 

 

Basic requirements for admission to the Master of Science program in Astrophysics

The basis for admission to the Master's course is proof of a higher education entrance qualification and a professional University qualification from a course in physics or astrophysics lasting at least six semesters.
In particular, the following entrance requirement is necessary: An accredited Bachelor's degree at a University in physics or astrophysics!
The candidate cannot have failed the same Master's course or one with comparable content irrevocably.
In addition to the successful completion of such a Bachelor course, admittance to the masters course of study in astrophysics is further dependent on the successful participation in an
assessment procedure.

Assessment procedure

Purpose of the assessment
The purpose of this procedure is to determine whether the candidate, in addition to the attainment of the first degree, is suitably qualified to meet the needs of a master's course in astrophysics.
The qualifications necessary include knowledge from a first degree course in physics or astrophysics,
in particular in theoretical quantum mechanics, theoretical electrodynamics, theoretical thermodynamics and statistics,

atomic and molecular physics, nuclear and particle physics as well as mathematical-analytical skills and an ability to work scientifically.

Application for admittance to the assessment procedure
The application for admittance to the assessment procedure must be submitted to
Subject: Master of Science in Astrophysics
University Observatory Munich
Scheinerstr. 1,
D-81679 München,
Germany

(or: AstroMaster@usm.lmu.de (
in this case we accept in total only one PDF-file with a size of at most 1 MB) - to send the required documents just via mail is sufficient for the assessment procedure of the Master of Science in Astrophysics, but the original documents are required to obtain the official Acceptance Letter issued by the examination office!)
by the 15th July for the following winter semester and the 15th February for the following summer semester.

The following documents should accompany the application (in German or English):

  1. a short curriculum vitae;

  2. a copy of the first degree certificate (if available already) and the transcript of records
    (we are looking for students who have excelled in their undergraduate physics studies and also have done well in their other studies);

  3. an essay of at most 1000 words explaining the candidate's interest in and abilities pertinent to the study of astrophysics at the masters level, including a description of his/her achievements in the first degree course
    (students with some prior research experience are especially strong candidates);

  4. applicants whose first degree course was not taken at a University in a country of the European Union have to provide verification of their expertise in the form of "Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores" in physics or mathematics;

  5. a questionnaire, provided by the faculty of physics, completed and signed by the candidate.

Results of the assessment
The assessment procedure will be carried out after the above mentioned dates by a selection committee of the faculty of physics and the candidates will be informed - in March and August respectively - of the results in writing.

General information
Teaching language:
In case one of the students is not familiar with the German language, the teaching language is English!
Scholarship:
Our University provides no Scholarship for Master's students.
International Office:
With respect to the documents required for the enrollment procedure at the LMU Munich the students have to contact the
International Office before the 15th July for the following winter semester and the 15th February for the following summer semester!

Last updated May 2015 by A.W.A. Pauldrach uh10107@usm.lmu.de