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Doctorate in Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, University of La Serena.


The Doctoral Program in Astronomy aims to train high-level scientists who are capable of developing original and independent research in astronomy, built on a solid conceptual base, using both the infrastructure available in northern Chile and facilities for this purpose. international, in order to strengthen the scientific development of the country.


The Doctorate program in Astronomy has a curriculum that consists of seven compulsory courses, two elective courses called "Elective of Astronomy I and II", two elective activities and a thesis work. The compulsory courses are taught during the first, second and third semester of studies.

From the fourth to the eighth semester students must develop their thesis work.

The Doctorate Program in Astronomy is a face-to-face modality, with full-time dedication.


The curriculum of the Doctoral Program in Astronomy lasts four years (eight semesters). The maximum period of permanence in the Program corresponds to 6 years.
The program consists of a total of 240 transferable credits.


Start of applications: 16 of August of 2019.
Application Closure: October 15 from 2019.
Delivery of results: First half of November.
Program start: April of 2020.

Program Director: Dr. Facundo Ariel Gómez

Phone: +56 51 2 204280

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Website: http://astro.userena.cl/doctorado/index.html

Accreditation: Accredited Program 2 years, March 2018 - March 2020. (CNA-Chile)logo cna 45px

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