The master's programme Astronomy covers observations using the world’s most powerful ground- and space-based telescopes, theoretical astrophysical and astrochemical modelling, large-scale simulations, and laboratory experiments that mimic conditions in space.
What does this master’s programme entail?
In this two-year master’s programme in Astronomy, you get access to cutting-edge research in modern astronomy. Main focus areas include galaxies and the structures in which they are embedded, exoplanets, and star and planet formation. With seven challenging specialisations to choose from, you will be prepared for a wide variety of careers within academia, industry and the public sector.
Why study Astronomy at Leiden University?
- We offer you a tailor-made master’s programme with many opportunities to match your study path with your interests and ambitions.
- You have access to a cutting-edge research infrastructure with strong international partners and top facilities.
- Leiden University offers an a welcoming environment and an open international community with highly approachable renowned staff, a buddy system and individual student support.
Astronomy: the right master’s programme for you?
Are you are interested in astronomy research within or outside academia? Do you want to add value to society through scientific and technological progress? Are you keen on solving complex matters and are you up for a challenge? Then our Leiden University Astronomy master’s programme is designed for you.
Admission and application
Do you want to apply for the master’s programme Astronomy at Leiden University? Find out how to apply for your programme by following the step-by-step guide in the application and admission section: