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Astronomy and Instrumentation (MSc)

Extra-curricular

Are you interested in taking up an extra challenge during your Astronomy master’s programme? Have you thought about applying for our Summer School programme or are you interested in developing your personal leadership style?

Leiden Leadership Programme

Do you like a personal challenge in leadership? Then join the Leiden Leadership Programme. The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is a one-year honours programme for master’s students. During the LLP, Master’s students from a wide range of studies partake in lectures and trainings. You apply the acquired knowledge and skills in a practical assignment for a company or an organisation. Through this, you learn to make an impact within a relevant social theme.
Read more about Leiden Leadership Programme

Summer School

The Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Programme for Summer Students (LEAPS) is an opportunity for students with an interest in astronomy and astrophysics to perform a 10 - 12 week summer research project in collaboration with a research scientist from Leiden Observatory or ESA. If you are interested in the Astronomy master’s programme, taking this summer course is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the educational and research opportunities within the institute. Read more

Study abroad

Gain international experience by taking courses or perform your Master’s Research Project at a university abroad. Leiden Observatory has many international contacts and the institute is setting up exchange collaborations with universities in the United Kingdom, Poland and China.

Extra internship

Explore the world outside academia without missing out on any research in an extracurricular business internship within a company. You can also take the opportunity to perform an extra astronomy research internship at another university in the world.

Teaching assistant

We encourage you to support our teaching activities as a paid student teaching assistant. You will assist our lecturers in organising courses, practical classes and excursions for Astronomy bachelor’s students. As a teaching assistant, you gain valuable experience to add to your resume. Also, it is a unique opportunity to get more familiar with the staff.

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