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Postgraduate MSc Degree in Physics with specialization in Astrophysics - Astronomy – Mechanics


During the first two semesters, the student has to complete successfully one compulsory specialization core: Basic Topics in Astrophysics, two of the five core courses offered: Quantum Physics, Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, Electromagnetism, Statistical Physics, and another three of the specialization courses: Observational Techniques and Data Analysis in Astronomy, Space Physics, Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy, General Theory of Relativity and Cosmology, Computational Astrophysics, Non Linear Dynamical Systems, Dynamical Astronomy, Space Systems and Space Weather, High Energy Astrophysics, Plasma Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Stellar Physics, Fluid Mechanics and Specific topic within Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics or course from other MSc Degrees in Basic Physics.

The duration of postgraduate studies leading to the Degree of Specialization in Astrophysics - Astronomy - Mechanics is three semesters and the maximum allowed duration is four semesters.

Attendance to these courses is mandatory. Successful completion of each course requires the mark 6 out of 10 at the examinations.

In addition to these courses and during the third semester, the student should undertake individually a research project leading to a postgraduate thesis, which is evaluated by a three member committee. The final evaluation of the research thesis is responsibility of the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics.

A faculty member is assigned as the tutor to each student upon entering the postgraduate program. The tutor follows the progress of the student and approves the courses selected by the student.

The graduate students in order to obtain their Postgraduate Degree in Physics with Specialization in Astrophysics - Astronomy - Mechanics are required to successfully complete three semesters (full-time) or 6 semesters (part-time) that correspond to a total 90 ECTS.