Master's Programme Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program in Astrophysics

Curriculum (2010W)

As of winter semester 2019/2020 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

Master of Science (MSc)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study

Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and language skills

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics

Level of qualification
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0533 Physics

Study code
UC 066 678

* Information on the Curriculum (2010W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 40 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mathematics
  • 40 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Experimental Physics
  • 40 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Theoretical Physics

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Recommended Course Sequence

This study program is Europe oriented and based on a cooperation between the Universitys of Innsbruck and Padua, Rome, Göttingen  und Belgrade. The international focus of the course of studies involves that all participating students will complete the first semester at the University in Innsbruck. The second semester is offered at the University of Padua and the University of Rome and can be completed at one of those two institutions according to the choice of each student. The third semester is provided by the Universities of Rome, Göttingen and Belgrade and can be spent at one of those institutions. The fourth semester may be completed at each one of the participating institutions depending on the specialization of the student.
The degree will be awarded together with a joint official certificate.

Studies will be held in English with the exception of the optional modules for language training.

  6.5 ECTS-Credits: Concepts of Galactic Astrophysics
  6.5 ECTS-Credits: Concepts of Extragalactic Astrophysics
  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Concepts of Physics for Astrophysicists
  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Mathematical Methods for Astrophysicists
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module(s)

30.0 ECTS-Credits at the

30.0 ECTS-Credits at the

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis Defense

Recommended course sequence for Master Programme Erasmus Mundus

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 32.9= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 29.6
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 21.7
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 15.8
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2020

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

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