Hi guys, I have a bachelor's degree in IT (software development, BAC+3), I am 27 years old and I live in Europe. I've always love space and astrophysics but I am interested in physics in general. I decided to go back to school to get a degree in physics but I am not quite sure about which master I should get (the two years after a bachelor, the equivalent is graduate studies I think). Where I want to study, the bachelor's degree in physics is more or less the same. The master programs, on the other hand, are completely different and I don't know which one to chose. I know that I will have to make that choice in 3 years only but the master path I chose will influence the bachelor's degree I choose too even if they are more or less the same between different schools. I read a lot that there are too many people who graduated from astrophysics and not enough jobs. I don't think I will try to get a PhD (unless I find it worth it to continue studying until I am 35 years old). The thing is that I will abandon my career in IT to study physics. I fell in love with sciences and I need to go back to school to study physics, for me and for my future. I would love to get a job in the space field but it will probably be hard so I don't know if it is really worth it to get a master in physics with a lot of optional courses related to astrophysics. Would it be "easy" to learn a lot of things related to astrophysics alone (once I have the required knowledge in maths and physics) ? It is probably better for me to study Condensed Matter Physics and learn astrophysics in my free time. I am almost certain that the master in "astrophysics" will be the more fun for me to study but I don't know if it is the right choice for my future. Also, choosing the master's degree in Physics (with a lot of optional courses in astrophysics) will be more expensive for me. As you can see, I am a bit lost. I don't know which path would be better for me (I will graduate when I am 32 years old and will probably have to start a career from scratch). Any advices ? Thanks a lot.