Astronomy: Astronomy and Instrumentation
Structure of the Programme (120 EC)
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. 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.
The requirements for the programme are as follows:
Mandatory Courses: Level EC Stellar Structure and Evolution 500 6 Optics and Instruments 500 6 Detection of Light a + b 500 6 Electives: Level EC Core/General/Specialist Astronomy Courses 500 30 Instrumentation-related Courses 400 – 500 12 Research Projects: Level EC Minor Project in General Astronomy 500 24 Major Project in Instrumental Astronomy 600 36 ### Master Study Plan
At the start of the master’s programme in September, students are required to draw up a complete overview of the courses and projects they are planning to follow in the 2 subsequent academic years. This Master Study Plan needs to be approved by the Study Advisor Astronomy. To select courses, students need to consult the course list for academic year 2015-2016 (see below), and/or the course list for academic year 2016-2017 (see: Astronomy and Instrumentation, 2016-2017).
For more information on the specific requirements of this specialisation, please look at:
- the appendix of the Course and Exam Regulations