Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: English, Russian 

Main educational courses

Courses in physics
  • Mechanics
  • Molecular Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Physical Laboratory Workshop
  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • General Relativity Theory
  • Statistical Physics and Physical Kinetics
  • Plasma Physics
Courses in mathematics 
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Higher Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Probability Theory and Methods of Observation Processing
  • Differential Equations
  • Differential Geometry and Tensor Analysis
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Time Series Analysis
Courses in computer science and programming
  • Programming
  • UNIX Operating System
  • Informatics
  • Methods of Computation
  • Computational Workshop
  • Astronomical Software
General courses in astronomy
  • General Astronomy
  • General Astrophysics
  • Practical Astrophysics
  • Astronomical Observational Workshop
  • Spherical Astronomy
  • Astrometry
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Galactic Astronomy
  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Physics of Planets
  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
  • History of Astronomy
Practices
  • Preparatory Practice
  • Observational Practice in Astronomy
  • Observational Practice in Astrophysics
  • Professional Training
  • Pregraduation Practice
Elective courses
  • About 60 courses devoted to various branches of astronomy

 

Our advantages

  • One of the 10-15 academic programmes, existing in the world, for continuing education for astronomers that trains specialists in all areas of modern astronomy.
  • Existing scholarly traditions that make it possible for students to be deeply involved in research work directly within the University.
  • A broad perspective on physics and mathematics makes graduates functional specialists not only in the field of astronomy, but in other areas as well: from theoretical and experimental physics to fundamental mathematics or information technology.
  • A tailor-made approach to every student makes it possible to train unique specialists who are able to work in research and applied fields.

Career

Internships at:
  • Central Astronomical Observatory at Pulkovo of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Organisations where our graduates work
  • Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Central Astronomical Observatory at Pulkovo of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Byurakan Observatory (Armenia)
  • Astro Space Center of PN Lebedev Physics Institute and Pushchino Radioastronomy Observatory
  • The National Solar Observatory (the USA)
  • Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Tuorla Observatory (Finland)
  • The Institut d'astrophysique de Paris (France)
  • The Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
  • The Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam (Germany)
  • Ioffe Institute
  • The Max Planck Society (Germany)
  • The University of Rome (Italy)
  • Boston University (the USA)
  • The Tartu Observatory (Tõravere)
  • Leiden University
  • The University of Ferrara 
  • The University of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Moscow State University
  • Ural Federal University

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