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Astronomy: Research in Astronomy, Cosmology

  • As of September 2016, this specialisation will continue under the new name Astronomy and Cosmology.

Structure of the Programme (120 EC)

The specialisation Research in Astronomy, Cosmology (the De Sitter programme) offers the student the possibility to conduct a Research Master in Astronomy with a particular focus on modern observational and theoretical cosmology. This 2-year programme is offered in collaboration with the Institute Lorentz for Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics at Leiden University (LION).

Mandatory Astronomy Courses: Level EC Stellar Structure and Evolution 500 6 Origin and Evolution of the Universe 500 6 Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation 500 6 Mandatory Physics Courses: Level EC Particle Physics and Early Universe 500 6 Theory of General Relativity 400 6 Electives: Level EC Astronomy Courses of any type 400 – 500 18 Related Physics Courses 400-500 12 Research Projects: Level EC Minor Project in Cosmology or General Astronomy 500 24 Major Project in Cosmology 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 Cosmology, 2016-2017).

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