Astronomy and Astrophysics will suit you, if you...
- Are eager to explore how the laws of physics play out in the universe.
- Have a strong interest in the birth of planetary systems and stars.
- Want to know the origin and nature of (extreme physical processes occurring around) black holes and neutron stars.
- Are curious for the history of the universe.
Joint degree programme 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.