Astronomy: Astronomy and Science Communication and Society, 2016-2017

Structure of the Programme

The Science Communication and Society (SCS) specialisation concerns science communication in a broad sense. It prepares students for a career in popularisation of science, for example, as a science communicator, a science policymaker or a public relations officer, or for a career as a scientist with a communicating mind-set. The 2-year programme consists of an Astronomy component, to be followed in the first year, and a Science Communication and Society component, to be followed in the second year:

Programme (120 EC)

Level EC
SCS Fundamentals 400 15
Astronomy Core Courses, at least 500 12
Astronomy Courses of any type 400-500 6-12
Non-Astronomy Courses 400-500 6-12
Astronomy or SCS Courses 400-500 0-20
Internship and Research Projects
Master's Research Project in Astronomy 600 30
Research Proposal 600 3
Internship 600 20-40

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).

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Courses 2016-2017