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Modern astrophysics

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: ASM510
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 2 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the most important concepts of astrophysics and to give an overview of the modern view of the Universe. In particular, the course will focus on how basic properties of cosmic objects are measured, how physics is used in models of cosmic objects, and how astrophysical models are tested with observations. The course will provide a basis for continued studies in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Mathematics 30 creditsc (including multivariable calculus), basic physics (including mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum physics). To provide the requirement in English by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, the English proficiency should be equivalent to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 14 875 SEK
First payment: 14 875 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Majken Lundqvist,, 031-786 9143


Department of Physics
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Origovägen 6 B

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