provides advanced training in astrophysics with an emphasis on exo-planetology, stellar and extra-galactic physics, ground- and space-based instrumentation, and concepts and tools of modern data science. It includes common courses and a specialisation in one of the above domains. The programme and dissertation work take place in a renowned research institute (the Department of Astronomy of the University, also known as the "Geneva Observatory"), offering direct contacts with the local research groups and with international collaborations which use and contribute to state-of-the-art facilities of the field (ESO, ESA, NASA, and others).
Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern astrophysics and expertise in their field of specialisation. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops valuable skills for future.