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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.

Meet & Ask (live session) 14 February

In a live session, via Zoom, the program director and students will tell you everything about this master. You will receive a presentation and you can ask all your questions live or via chat.

14 February 16.00 - 17.00 

At the UvA you can choose to do your Master’s programme with a society-/ business-oriented major or minor that focuses on other skills than doing research. During a Meet & Ask (live session) you will hear more details about this specific programme.

16 February 16.00 - 17.00 

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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