University of Pedagogy
Physics and astronomy
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years/4 semesters
Tuition fee: 
1000 eur non-Polish citizens
Degree awarded: 
Master of Physics
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 20 September, 2016
Day of semester start: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Credits (ECTS): 
120 in total
Admission requirements: 
You will qualify for admission to Pedagogical University of 
Cracow for Physics with Astronomy if you posses a high school
diploma or an equivalent certificate from your country. 
In addition, you will need to fill out documents which are
necessary for admission processing.


Physics with Astronomy

From 2014, we are offering a courses of Physics with a minor in Astronomy tailored to students from abroad who wish to study in Krakow. The courses will be taught in English and offered at both undergraduate (Bachelor's equivalent) and postgraduate (Master's) levels.

The Physics part of the course covers the whole range of modern physics. On the Astronomy side, as well as a foundation in modern astronomy and astrophysics across the wavelength spectrum and at all scales, we have included classes in modern data analysis, data mining and statistics (all of which are widely applicable outside of Astronomy) as well as more classes on variable stars and asteroseismology taught by world-class research staff working at the University's Mt. Suhora Astronomical Observatory.

During the course students will also gain hands-on experience observing for themselves at the Mt. Suhora Observatory (located about 70km south of Krakow in the Gorce Mountains) and also use the facilities in the new high-energy laser and materials science laboratories.

Subject to eligibility students may also participate in Study Away programs.

Topics include:

  • Solar System & Exoplanets
  • Stellar Physics
  • Stellar Oscillations
  • Astronomical Instruments
  • Cosmology
  • Variable Stars
  • Data Mining
  • Asteroseismology
  • Astrophysical Models
  • Numerical Methods in Astronomy
  • The Galaxy and Extragalactic Astrophysics