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Modern astrophysics

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


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.

Prerequisites and selection


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.