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Schedules

Study programmes publish their schedules on Blackboard, uSis, the e-prospectus, or via this page of the students' website.

You can find information on your schedule by looking under your faculty or study programme tab.

If you can't find your schedule please contact your Study Advisor or Education Administration Office.

Course and examinations schedule 

  • MSc schedule Astronomy & Physics 2017-2018 in pdf or xls
  • MSc schedule Astronomy & Physics 2016-2017 in pdf or xls

Master courses e-prospectus 

Credit point system

The course load is given in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points. 
1 ECTS equals 28 hours of study. This includes preparing for and attending classes, reading books, writing papers, studying for tests and exams etc. An academic year consists of 60 credit points.

Course level indication

Level 100 
     
Introductory course, building directly on the knowledge acquired during per-university education. 
Characteristics: Teaching based on a general textbook or syllabus, pedagogically structured, with exercises and tests; tutor-guided seminars; accents in study material and examples in lectures.  
Level 200 Introductory course, requiring no specific prior knowledge but expecting experience with independent study. 
Characteristics: Textbooks or other teaching material of a more or less introductory nature; lectures e.g. as capita selecta ; independent study is expected.  
Level 300 Course for advanced students, prerequisite level 100 or 200. 
Characteristics: Books used are not necessarily written specifically for teaching; independent study; independent application of subject matter to solve new problems.  
Level 400 Specialised course, prerequisite level 200 or 300. 
Characteristics: Use of professional literature (articles in journals) next to textbooks; examination (partly) through a limited study, a lecture or a paper. A component at this level may to some extent also be part of a master’s programme.  
Level 500 Course with an academic orientation, entrance requirements at master’s level. 
Characteristics: Study of advanced professional literature meant for researchers; tests aimed at problem solving by a paper or original research, with independent critical reflection on the course materials.  
Level 600 Highly specialized course, prerequisite level 400 or 500. 
Characteristics: Topical research papers; stat-of-the-art academic thinking; oral presentation of an original contribution (thesis) dealing with a yet unsolved problem.