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Master : parcours Astrophysics


The M2 parcours astrophysics will start on Monday Septembre 10th at 10AM in the amphitheatre of the observatory


the agenda of the M2 is available on-line through the dedicated link in the left tab. URL and ical links to the public agenda are




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Registation to the M2 parcours Astrophysique is made through the registration portal of Unistra. A link to this site is given here (link), as well as to the welcome page of the Faculté de physique et ingénierie, partner of the parcours Astrophysique of the master degree.

Students considering housing in a student residence of the CROUS are encouraged to file an application immediately and not to wait for the answer of the registration procedure to the master degree. To visit the CROUS website, click here.

Astrophysics training at Unistra

The training in astrophysics of the Université de Strasbourg is part of the Master of Sciences, mention Physics. It is a complete training over two years, but entry at the M2 level based on application file is frequent.

The first mission of the parcours astrophysique is to train the next generation of astrophysicists. However, modern scientific training includes advanced training in modeling, computer sciences, statistical analysis which, combined to the knowledge acquired during the Master degree in work methodology (based on personal and team projects), bring valuable competences for a large number of technical or executive careers.


The main strengths of the training at unistra include:

  • A first year settling a strong knowledge base in physics with a large number of practical work and small projects, allowing the students to visit and discover the research laboratories of the university (Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Institut Hubert Curien de la Fédération de Physique Nucléaire et d'Instrumentation, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides et des Solides, etc.).
  • A choice of astrophysics lectures starting from the beginning of the first year of the Master.
  • A second year tied to the research pursued at the Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg: stars and their environment, galaxies and their cosmological context, astrophysical fluids, high energy radiation sources, virtual observatories tools and development.
  • A second year offering, besides the traditional curriculum in astrophysics, lectures useful both in academic sector and in the private sector and in particular in computing (python, CUDA, scripting languages) and databases (good knowledge of the Centre de données de Strasbourg, personal database creation, SQL).
  • A large number of projects helping to develop the creative side of the research work, develop the ability to work in a team, develop a critical mind and abilities in exploiting numerical tools, develop a synthesis capability and give a practical knowledge of oral and written presentations.

Contents described on this web-site are mainly related to the second year pf the master program (M2-Astrophysics). Courses are helming at the Observatoire astgronomqie de Strasbourg. The other parcours of the Master degree are described on the Master degree website (link), hosted by the Faculté de physique et ingénierie.

In case you are planning to apply for student lodging or a study grant, do not wait for for the completion of your application !
Check the website of the CROUS and start your application.

For all administrative question, please contact the scolarité of the Faculté de physique et ingénierie (phi-scolarite@unistra.fr) and be clear about which training the question refers to. 

For all question regarding the curriculum, lectures content agenda of the training etc, please contact the team of the parcours Astrophysics  (check the webpage "Contacts").

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