winter semester as well as in the summer semester since all mandatory courses are offered every semester.
The language of instruction is English.The program can be started in the
The curriculum of the Master Astrophysics (PDF, 40 KB) covers 4 semesters. In the 1st and 2nd semesters, you will attend advanced courses in astrophysics and physics and choose a field of specialization.
In the second half of the program you will engage in your own research project (accompanied by further colloquia, tutorials and seminars). During the practical, 3rd, semester you will be trained in scientific work as member of one of the many research groups at LMU Observatory (or at MPA, MPE and ESO; see Links & Downloads for information on conducting thesis work at non-LMU institutions). In your 4th semester you will have 23 weeks to dive deep into cutting edge astrophysical and cosmological research (see Courses & Specialisation for potential research areas).
To get an idea of how your studies can be like, have a look at our examplary schedule (PDF, 68 KB).