Astronomy: Astronomy and Instrumentation
Structure of the programme
This specialisation offers students the option to conduct a research master in astronomy with a particular focus on advanced astronomical instrumentation, techniques and instrument development. It prepares students as much for a career in research as for a career outside academia. The 2-year programme consists of two parts. First, students follow advanced courses in both instrumentation and general astronomy. Second, students carry out a minor and a major research project.
Programme (120 EC)
|Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments||500||6|
|Detection of Light a + b||500||6|
|Astronomy Core Courses, at least||500||6|
|Instrumentation-related Astronomy Courses||400-500||12-18|
|Astronomy Courses of any type||400-500||24-30|
|First Research Project in General Astronomy||500||30|
|Master's Research Project in Astronomical Instrumentation||600||30|
Master Study Plan
At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to draw up the Master Study Plan: a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Astronomy. To select courses, students need to consult the course list for academic year 2016-2017 (see below), and/or the course list for academic year 2017-2018 (available in Spring 2017).
For more information on the specific requirements of this specialisation, see the appendix of the Course and Examination Regulations