In the two-year MSc Physics and Astronomy track Astronomy and Astrophysics you master the observational and theoretical aspects of modern astronomy and astrophysics. With new generations of instruments, on the earth's surface and in space, we study the origin, structure and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe in a more profound way than ever before. This is a joint degree with VU Amsterdam.
Astronomy and Astrophysics is a track in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates. As a Physics and Astronomy student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.