Why study Astrophysics?
Nowadays, astrophysics stands among the most relevant and fast developing fields of research on the borderline of physics and astronomy. Recent and prospective discoveries occur fundamental for our understanding of the Universe and accelerate the progress of both science and related technology.
Study Astrophysics with us!
We offer high-quality education in theoretical as well as observational astrophysics directly in a scientifically active environment. Apart from regular courses, you will acquire specialistic knowledge and advanced practical skills by working within one of the research teams. Small student-to-staff ratio (SSR) at our Faculty ensures individual approach, engagement, and true student-master relationship. Practice in our own Astronomical Observatory in Białków near Wrocław is one of the program highlights.
Flexible curriculum with ASTROphysics or astroPHYSICS study tracks
The program comprises only a few mandatory courses that acquaint you with general foundations of astrophysics, necessary computer simulation tools and data analysis methods, as well as selected observational techniques. This is supplemented by a wide range of elective courses enabling you to deepen your knowledge and skills according to your scientific interest. You can follow astronomy- or physics-oriented study track that will prepare you for the Master project held in the Astronomical Institute or the Institute of Theoretical Physics, respectively.
Qualified international staff
You will be taught by highly-qualified international staff that carries out cutting-edge research focused on compact and variable stars, heliophysics, gravitation and cosmology, black holes, astroparticle physics, or gravitational waves. In addition, renowned experts from cooperating institutions will share with you their know-how on other specific topics, while visiting professors will discuss modern trends in astrophysics.
In the course of becoming an educated astrophysicist, you will gain expertize in mathematical modeling, computer simulations and advanced data analysis. You will also develop universal research competencies, including analytical and critical thinking, rigorous evidence-based reasoning, creativity and complex problem solving, active learning, as well as communication and teamwork skills.
The modern job market awaits people with your competencies! Upon graduation, you will be capable of working in academy, R&D institutes and centers of education, as well as in various knowledge-based economy branches, including ICT, high-tech industry or financial institutions. However, you will be particularly well-prepared to undertake PhD studies and continue scientific career.
Who can apply?
The candidate is expected to have knowledge and skills in academic mathematics and physics, supported by elementary competence in information technology. The admission requirements for this field of study include possession of a bachelor’s, engineer’s or master’s degree in science or engineering.
- Bachelor or Master degree certificate
- Transcript of grades/supplement from bachelor or master studies
- Certificate confirming English Language knowledge on B2 level
- Passport photocopy
- Digital passport size photo