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Physics and Astronomy: Astronomy and Astrophysics (track)
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Online Open Day

Welcome to the Online Open Day of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Find out if this is the right Master's programme for you.

Rewatch presentation Physics and Astronomy

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.

The Master’s track Astronomy and Astrophysics at a glance

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.  

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.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Adam Parkosidis 
Hi, my name is Adam and I’m a student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics track in the Physics and Astronomy Master’s. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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