The Graduate Program in Astrophysics offers a comprehensive curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, in astronomy and astrophysics. Supported by research laboratories at the Observatoire de Paris - PSL and ENS - PSL, and by PSL’s OCAV (Origins and conditions for the appearance of life) flagship research program, as well as the C2ERES space campus. The graduate program offers a Master’s degree in which research plays a central role. Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.
Stars and the interstellar medium
Galaxies and cosmology
Instrumental and digital engineering
A five-year track from Master’s to PhD
Upon entering the Master’s degree program, each student will define their scientific project with the graduate program's faculty and researchers. Students will have an academic advisor and will be heavily involved in research throughout the program.
Choose your Master’s degree and define your academic path
The graduate program offers the following Master’s degrees:
Enhance and customize your academic path: elective courses
Complementary university-wide courses
Graduate program students at both the Master’s and PhD level have access to university-wide trainings in core competencies, both introductory and advanced, designed to supplement their academic study.
Those complementary university-wide courses, available in all of PSL’s component schools, are eligible for ECTS credit.
Trained in and through research, PSL alumni find numerous employment opportunities in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in the academic world.
Pursue a PhD
Doctoral research is conducted in a PSL laboratory. Training is conducted in a doctoral school.