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The programme provides sound knowledge in astrophysics, cosmology and space physics. Bologna is a leading scientific hub, where the expertise of the Department's teaching staff combines with that of various research institutes: the Observatory of Astrophysics and Space Science (OAS), the Institute of Radio Astronomy (IRA) and the headquarters of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).

What will you study?

During the programme, you will explore the fundamental physical processes involved in the formation and evolution of the Universe, building on the physical-mathematical skills you have acquired. The programme teaches you to analyse observational data and provides numerical skills for modelling and simulation, preparing you for data interpretation. You will tackle advanced topics and will be encouraged to solve problems with teachers and researchers.

Experiences abroad

The programme offers the possibility of conducting examinations and activities abroad both within the framework of the Erasmus agreements and for internships and completion of your thesis. These experiences are an excellent opportunity for cultural enrichment and will put you into direct contact with leading research institutes and universities.

Build your own future. This is what you can do with this degree.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme

You will gain an understanding of the latest developments in astrophysics and cosmology, both from an observational and a numerical perspective

You will carry out your thesis by drawing on the numerous opportunities offered by various research institutes in the Bologna area or abroad.

You will learn about the Universe and the physical properties of cosmic objects in every band of the electromagnetic spectrum

You will have access to modern research laboratories for the design and development of astronomical instrumentation.

More than 90% of students are fully satisfied with our second-cycle degree programme and with the opportunities it offers.

The course in numbers

  • 81% International students and students not residing in the region

  • 50% Graduates aligned to the exam schedule

  • 30% Graduates with experience abroad

  • 88% Graduates satisfied with their studies

  • 76% Graduates who are working

  • 14% Graduates who are not working but are studying or not looking for work

  • 10% Graduates who are not working but looking for work

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