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|
|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, consult the course list for academic year 2017-2018 (see below) and the preliminary course list for academic year 2018-2019.
For more information on the specific requirements of this specialisation, see the appendix of the Course and Examination Regulations.