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Students looking to increase their knowledge of astronomy and further their educational and employment goals in the field of cosmology may be interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Astronomy. So what is an MSc in Astronomy? A master’s degree in astronomy will give students an in-depth education into cosmology, which will cover the creation and expansion of the universe and the solar s… Read more

Students looking to increase their knowledge of astronomy and further their educational and employment goals in the field of cosmology may be interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Astronomy.

So what is an MSc in Astronomy? A master’s degree in astronomy will give students an in-depth education into cosmology, which will cover the creation and expansion of the universe and the solar system, dark matter, and the life cycle of stars and galaxies. The program may also include courses covering mathematics, physics and computational astrophysics.

Earning a Master of Science in Astronomy is highly beneficial for science professionals as it can offer a wide array of job choices. Observatories, colleges and universities, federal agencies, and laboratories all have a great need for highly skilled and educated astronomers.

The cost of pursing an advanced degree in astronomy varies widely from university to university and from country to country. Scholarships may be available based on your previous academic record and your desired field of study, or you may be eligible for financial aid and other need-based educational funding programs to help offset the cost of tuition and other fees.

Many professional astronomers are part of the faculty at colleges and universities, or are working at higher education affiliated laboratories where they may teach physics or astronomy courses. Observational astronomers may work at national observatories or even government laboratories, collecting data and then analyzing the data they receive. Some astronomers are also employed in the private sector, lending their skills and talents to businesses that need consulting. Astronomers can also be of great public service in science museums and planetariums as they help the general population to understand and appreciate astronomy and cosmology.

Individuals looking to increase their employment potential and gain further knowledge about the solar system, observational astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science can continue their education online. If you are interested in pursuing an MSc in Astronomy, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

Explore the furthest reaches of the universe and immerse yourself in the study of exoplanets, star formation, radio astronomy, and much more. With access to world-class facili ... +

Explore the furthest reaches of the universe and immerse yourself in the study of exoplanets, star formation, radio astronomy, and much more. With access to world-class facilities including the Onsala Space observatory, the Astronomy profile within Physics is the perfect choice if you want to operate at the forefront of modern astrophysics. This master's program will give you extensive skills and knowledge, preparing you to take on exciting, demanding, and diverse challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences – Astronomy and Space Physics encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system ... +

The Master's Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences – Astronomy and Space Physics encompasses a broad range of topics from the physics of the sun and solar system to stellar and galactic structure and evolution, as well as topics in high energy astrophysics and cosmology. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2024
17 Jan 2024
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Astronomy was awarded the 'Top Rated Program' label (Higher Education Guide 2017), and our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feri ... +

The MSc in Astronomy was awarded the 'Top Rated Program' label (Higher Education Guide 2017), and our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike. We provide excellent facilities, in an international and vibrant research environment, and we make specialization on instrumentation and informatics possible. We also maintain close connections with ASTRON and SRON. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 

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University of Sussex School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Falmer, United Kingdom

Explore astronomy and astrophysics at an advanced level, focusing on observational, theoretical or computational astronomy. This course is one of only three full-time, broad-b ... +

Explore astronomy and astrophysics at an advanced level, focusing on observational, theoretical or computational astronomy. This course is one of only three full-time, broad-based astronomy MSc courses in the UK. This course is for you if you graduated with a physics- or applied mathematics-based degree with a substantial physics component, and wish to learn how to apply your knowledge to astronomy. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2023
01 Aug 2023
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques ... +

The Master’s degree aims at providing students with a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the main fields of modern Astrophysics, including astronomical detectors and techniques, black holes and neutron stars, cosmology, gravitational physics, planets, stars, and galaxies. Particular emphasis is placed on a solid background in Physics and on the growing ties among Astrophysics and different branches of Physics in the coming era of multi-messenger observations. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
02 Oct 2023
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light.

The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands

Astronomy covers observations using the world's most powerful telescopes, theoretical astrophysical and astrochemical modeling, and laboratory experiments that mimic condition ... +

Astronomy covers observations using the world's most powerful telescopes, theoretical astrophysical and astrochemical modeling, and laboratory experiments that mimic conditions in space. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2023
01 Apr 2023
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

Does your interest stretch from the infinitely small to the infinitely large? Choose between a minor in Research or Economy and Business, and get the chance to participate in ... +

Does your interest stretch from the infinitely small to the infinitely large? Choose between a minor in Research or Economy and Business, and get the chance to participate in high-level research. Experience small student groups which makes it possible to have close contact with the teaching staff. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
18 Sep 2023
31 Mar 2023
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to the Department of Astronomy! Our MSc program gives you a well-rounded and broad education in astronomy, closely connected to world-leading research. Whether you are ... +

Welcome to the Department of Astronomy! Our MSc program gives you a well-rounded and broad education in astronomy, closely connected to world-leading research. Whether you are interested in black holes, cosmology, exo-planets or exploding stars, this two-year program is the right choice for you. The program covers both theoretical and observational approaches to modern astronomy. As our student, you will acquire skills in current research methods and proficiency to analyze, evaluate and present complex astrophysical data. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
28 Aug 2023
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, KU Leuven's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, s ... +

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, KU Leuven's MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics digests new discoveries concerning the origin, structure, and evolution of planets, stars, star systems, and the universe, and uses them as your textbooks. This program pays special attention to both the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data and to the technological side of astronomical research, and thus prepares you to be a competitive candidate in the international Ph.D. circuit. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Ege University
Izmir, Turkey

The aim of the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences Graduate Program is to educate modern scientists who are specialized in different subfields in the field of Astronomy ... +

The aim of the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences Graduate Program is to educate modern scientists who are specialized in different subfields in the field of Astronomy and Space Sciences; can derive new information using his/her accumulations in the field of basic mathematics, physics and astronomy and space sciences; can create a new topic and field of study keeping abreast of current news in science end technology; -
MSc
Turkish
Campus