Our Ph.D. programme includes an intense coursework which is an integral and necessary part of our educational system. The courses will be delivered by the staff members and external lecturers, dealing with:

  • Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • General Relativity
  • Statistical Methods and Data Science Techniques
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Early Universe
  • Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  • Compact Objects
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
  • Large Scale Structure
  • Multimessenger Astronomy
  • Computational Astrophysics
  • Astrochemistry and Astrobiology
All of the coursework will be completed, in general, by the end of May of the first year so that a substantial time is left entirely for research (three and a half years). Exams on each course consist of homework assignments (exercises, essays, etc.), of an oral exam or of a lecture on a specific topic at the end of the course.

A complete list of the courses of the current academic year together with information regarding the syllabuses, credits, duration and relative schedule is avalailable in the section Courses. For further and more detailed information you can read the vademecum for first year students.