The Physics of Galaxies, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 67%, Campus

    Start date: 20 March 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-63082 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 6 March 2023 – 19 March 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits including 30 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in physics, including Astrophysics I. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

Please note: Self studies in case of few participants.

About the course

Galaxy morphology, distances and dimensions. Light distribution, colours and stellar components. Magnetic fields. Kinematics, dynamics and masses. The Milky Way, the Local Group and the Local Supercluster. The local velocity field. Galaxy clusters and large scale structure. Distribution of galaxies, radio sources and quasars at different cosmic epochs. Luminosity function. The intergalactic medium. Galaxy formation and early star formation. Gas flows and chemical evolution. Dynamical and morphological evolution. Interacting galaxies. Active galaxies and quasars.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21