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Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, the MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, structure, and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe, and uses them as your textbooks.
This programme pays special attention to both the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data and to the technological side of astronomical research, and thus prepares you to be a competitive candidate in the international PhD circuit.
What is the programme all about?
The Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a wide range of courses on subfields within astronomy and astrophysics and on research methodology. Attention is devoted to the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data, as well as to technological aspects of international astronomical research.
Upon successful completion of this programme, students will have acquired:
The Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics programme consists of 120 ECTS divided over two years. In the first year, theoretical courses provide a solid foundation for further study, while you develop your research skills by undertaking a research project. The second year will feature a master’s thesis.
The mission of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is exploring, understanding and modelling physical realities using mathematical, computational, experimental and observational techniques. Fifteen teams perform research at an international level. Publication of research results in leading journals and attracting top-level scientists are priorities for the department, as well as the interaction of industry and society.
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