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Astronomy track

Learning outcomes

Master's degree in Astronomy and Space Physics:
The Master's programme consists of two years of full-time study. A Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, or its equivalent, in astronomy or closely related field is required to enter the programme, as well as demonstrated English language proficiency. Within the international master's program several areas of specialization within astronomy and space-physics are possible, such as optical astronomy, radio astronomy, space astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, and space physics.

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Astronomy track

Obligatory courses 37 ECTS
Depending on the major, student is supposed to choose either TÄHT7025 and TÄHT7014 or FFYS7037 and FFYS7053.
TÄHT7025 Master's thesis, Astronomy, 35 ECTS
TÄHT7014 Seminar in Astronomy, 2 ECTS
FFYS7037 Master's Thesis, Physics, 35 ECTS
FFYS7053 Seminar in Physics, 2 ECTS
Alternative special courses 25 op
A student has to pass at least 25 ECTS.
TÄHT7032 Active galactic nuclei, 6 ECTS
TÄHT7001 Astroparticle Physics, 5 ECTS
TFYS7006 Cosmology, 8 ECTS
TÄHT7034 Galactic astronomy, 5 ECTS
TÄHT7035 Galaxies and cosmology, 8 ECTS
FFYS7054 Heliophysics, 6 ECTS
TÄHT7036 High-energy astrophysics, 8 ECTS
FFYS7058 Plasma astrophysics, 6 ECTS
FFYS7060 Space Technology, 4 ECTS
TÄHT7026 Special course in Astronomy, 2–6 ECTS
FFYS7051 Special course in Space physics, 2–4 ECTS
Other studies 0–28 ECTS
The other courses can be selected from the list below or physics, mathematics, electronics, computer science, geology and economics. If a student does not have know-how of the Finnish language, then the course KIFF0003 is obligatory. Courses FFYS7039 and FFYS7040 are at most 9ECTS together.
FFYS7039 Topical project in Research, 3–9 ECTS
FFYS7040 Internship, 0–6 ECTS
Additional studies
If a student lacks background studies, these courses can be taken as bridging studies. The courses can be included to the degree.
TÄHT5005 Astrophysics 1, 5 ECTS
TÄHT5006 Astrophysics 2, 5 ECTS
TÄHT6006 Laboratory in Astronomy I, 4 ECTS
FFYS6003 Laboratory Physics IIB, 5 ECTS
FFYS6004 Laboratory Physics IIIA, 4 ECTS
FFYS6005 Laboratory physics IIIB, 4 ECTS
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules