Can I Take Multiple Physics Courses During a Masters Program in Astrophysics?

In summary, it is possible to take classes and receive credit for other courses while pursuing a masters programme in a university, such as opting for astrophysics and also taking quantum mechanics. This may vary depending on the country and the degree structure.
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Gurasees
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If I opt for a programme eg astrophysics in a uni for masters can I also take classes and have credit for some other course eg quantum mechanics during the same ?
 
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Gurasees said:
If I opt for a programme eg astrophysics in a uni for masters can I also take classes and have credit for some other course eg quantum mechanics during the same ?

Yes, of course.
 
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Dishsoap said:
Yes, of course.
This is definitely true in the US. It may or may not be true in other countries. In some countries, undergraduate degrees are very rigidly structured, with little or no flexibility. I don't know whether this is also true for graduate degrees.
 
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jtbell said:
This is definitely true in the US. It may or may not be true in other countries. In some countries, undergraduate degrees are very rigidly structured, with little or no flexibility. I don't know whether this is also true for graduate degrees.
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