MSc Astronomy

Leiden University

Program Description

MSc Astronomy

Leiden University

Leiden Observatory offers a challenging two-year master’s programme in Astronomy, leading to the MSc degree in Astronomy. Students can expect research at the cutting edge of modern astronomy as an integral part of the programme. Both education and research focus on two major themes:

  • the formation and evolution of galaxies, from high-redshifts to the nearby universe, and
  • the birth and death of stars, including the lifecycle of dust and gas.

The overall goal is to integrate students in research as soon as possible. Right from the start of the programme, master’s students get involved in front-line research, have access to all facilities, and get their own workspace at the institute. During the programme, students learn to analyse and evaluate scientific information independently and critically, and to conduct academically sound research.

Specialisations

  • Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Astronomy and Data Science
  • Astronomy and Education
  • Astronomy and Instrumentation
  • Astronomy and Science Communication and Society
  • Astronomy and Science-Based Business
  • Astronomy Research

6 reasons to choose Astronomy at Leiden University

  1. Leiden Observatory is a vibrant university astronomy department with a distinguished history. It has both a strong international reputation, and is widely known to turn out masters and doctoral students of the highest quality.
  2. The favorable student-staff ratio guarantees a high degree of interaction with and personal attention from the senior staff.
  3. The Leiden programme is particularly known for its emphasis on the interface between observation and theory: interpretation, modeling and simulation.
  4. Leiden astronomers have access to the foremost observing facilities and the largest high performance computer facilities in the world.
  5. The Observatory provides an international atmosphere. It has close ties with other astronomy institutes in Europe and the U.S. Many students, postdocs and staff come from abroad, and there are regular visits by guests from all over the world.
  6. The institute provides a very welcoming, informal atmosphere, in which social activities flourish.

Tuition fees

EU/EEA, Dutch (including Netherlands Antilles), Swiss or Surinamese: around €1,984.

Other: around €16,400.

Interested?

If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/astronomy/nl/introduction.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
Information
Deadline
Request Info
October 15th for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is Dec 1st.
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Netherlands Leiden
Application deadline Request Info
October 15th for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is Dec 1st.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
Non-EEA, non-Swiss, & non-Surinam: 17800
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Netherlands Leiden
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2017
April 1st for those requiring a visa, residence permit or housing; if these are not required, the deadline is June 15th.
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
Non-EEA, non-Swiss, & non-Surinam: 17800
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