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Astronomy - Leiden University

Astronomy and Science Communication and Society (MSc)

Programme structure

The Astronomy and Science Communication and Society programme trains you in practical and theoretical aspects of science communication alongside high quality astronomical research at a world class institute.

Programme outline

The entire MSc programme in combination with the Science Communication and Society (SCS) specialisation consists of two components:

  • Astronomy component (60 – 80 EC)
  • Science Communication and Society component (40 – 60 EC)

The astronomy component of the SCS specialisation centers on a research project in one of the research groups of the Leiden Observatory, including a Master's thesis and an oral presentation, as well as courses selected in correspondence with the research topic. This may include non-astronomy courses. The science communication component of the specialisation includes coursework, internship(s) and a science communication research project.

Preferably, you follow the Astronomy component during the first year of the programme and the Science Communication and Society component during the second year.

For an up-to-date course overview, please visit the Prospectus.

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