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Astronomy Research (MSc)

In the Astronomy Research master’s specialisation you will focus on astronomical data analysis using models and large-scale simulation, combining the fields of Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.

What does this master's programme entail?

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, such as Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The overall goal is to prepare you for conducting independent research in astronomy.

Read more about our Astronomy Research programme.

Discover why our students choose the Astronomy master's programme

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Reasons to choose Astronomy Research at Leiden University

  • You have the opportunity to follow the broadest possible study path in Astronomy, including a significant number of electives in adjacent science areas, such as Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • It provides you with the skills and knowledge that enable you to conduct world-class independent astronomical research.
  • You will actively participate in current research within the institute and are individually supervised by our internationally renowned scientific staff.

Find more reasons to study Astronomy Research at Leiden University.

Astronomy Research: the right master’s programme for you?

Are you aiming for a career in astronomical research? Are you looking for a broad master’s programme in Astronomy with many opportunities to assemble your own study path? Then Astronomy Research is the right programme for you.

Read more about the entry requirements for Astronomy Research.

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