Astronomy: Research in Astronomy, 2015-2016

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

Structure of the Programme (120 EC)

This 2-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.

Mandatory Courses: Level EC Stellar Structure and Evolution 500 6 Electives: Level EC Astronomy Core Courses 500 12 Instrumentation-related Astronomy Courses 400 – 500 6 General/Specialist Astronomy Courses 400 – 500 12 Non-Astronomy Courses 400 – 500 24 Research Projects: Level EC Minor Project in Astronomy 500 24 Major Project in 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 Research, 2016-2017).

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For more information on the specific requirements of this specialisation, please look at:

Courses 2015-16