Structure of the programme
This two-year programme consists of advanced Astronomy courses, two research projects in Astronomy, and courses on science topics related to Astronomy. It allows the broadest programme, including a significant component from adjacent fields (Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science) and prepares students for conducting independent research in Astronomy.
Programme (120 EC)
| EC | Level |
Astronomy Core Courses, at least | 18 | 500 |
Instrumentation-related Astronomy Courses, at least | 6 | 400-500 |
Astronomy Courses of any type | 12 | 400-500 |
Non-Astronomy courses * | 24 | 400-500 |
First Research Project | 30 | 500 |
Master's Research Project | 30 | 600 |
One of the two inter-faculty electives listed below may also be chosen as a non-Astronomy course.
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 2020-2021 (see below) and the preliminary course list for academic year 2021-2022.
For more information on the specific requirements of this specialisation, see the appendix of the Course and Examination Regulations.