Masters Programs in Astronomy

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Astronomy

Astronomy is a science that deals with the study of celestial objects. Astronomy touches on a variety of other scientific disciplines, and is concerned with Chemistry and Physics as well as evolutionary theories. It has also set out to tackle large questions such as: How did the universe come to be? How is it developing? As long as man has looked up at the sky, Astronomy has existed, and it is claimed to be one of the oldest and most established sciences. You can turn your fascination and interest in Astronomy into a rewarding and successful career with a Master in Astronomy.

Astronomy normally splits into two disciplines: observational and theoretical. Master in Astronomy programs will explore both. Observational Astronomy is based on observing the sky, writing down data and generally watching the development. Theoretical Astronomy deals with analytical models to describe various phenomena in the sky. Students pursuing a Master in Astronomy can usually choose an area of interest for specialization.

A Master in Astronomy will enable you to study the above mentioned topics and more. So if this sounds of interest to you, please click on any of the Master in Astronomy links below to learn more!

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Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) (MAA)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Postgraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics at ANU receive an innovative education. You will have access to Australia’s largest optical observatory and to the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, which designs, builds and tests world-leading instrumentation for astronomy and space science. [+]

Masters in Astronomy. A two year postgraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Postgraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics at ANU receive an innovative education. You will have access to Australia’s largest optical observatory and to the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre, which designs, builds and tests world-leading instrumentation for astronomy and space science. As a postgraduate student, you’ll be based at our Mount Stromlo Observatory, where our staff and students have made major contributions to astronomy, mapping the structure and formation of the Milky Way, discovering planets orbiting other stars, and discovering the accelerating expansion of the Universe. Our staff include winners of the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and the Nobel Prize. The Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Advanced) incorporates both coursework and research components. The coursework component can be tailored to your interests, and can include astrophysical techniques, astrophysical computing, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, galaxies, and cosmology. The research project provides the opportunity to enhance and develop your detailed knowledge and skills in a specific area of astronomy or astrophysics. It may include the acquisition and analysis of telescope data, the development of theoretical models, or the development and testing of new astronomical instrumentation. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in their area of study; apply their knowledge in astronomy & astrophysics to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse new published literature of relevance to astronomy & astrophysics;... [-]

Master In Astrophysics

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The exceptional atmospheric conditions for the highest quality astronomical observations in the Canary Islands, together with their geographical proximity and good connection with Europe, justify the presence of the European Observatory of the Northern Hemisphere (ENO). [+]

The exceptional atmospheric conditions for the highest quality astronomical observations in the Canary Islands, together with their geographical proximity and good connection with Europe, justify the presence of the European Observatory of the Northern Hemisphere (ENO). This fact, together with the consequent concentration of teachers and researchers around the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, to the Department of Astrophysics of the ULL and Observatories, Generates an ideal environment for the development of a Masters in Astrophysics in which direct contact with prestigious professionals represents an exceptional added value. The Master has been designed based on a wide and rigorous offer of subjects, options and itineraries that are concreted in three specialties: "Specialty in Theory and Computation", "Specialty in Observation and Instrumentation" and "Structure of Matter". Admission profile. Future students of the master's degree are expected to have one of the following profiles: Graduates in Physics, fundamentally, but also in Mathematics and Engineering (including Informatics) of Spanish universities that want to complete their training with a Masters in Astrophysics. Active graduates who want to improve their training or expand their professional profile (eg teachers of middle schools). Graduates of Iberoamerican, European (and the rest of the world) universities who want to study the Master or some practical credits based on collaborations with the ULL. Graduates in Physics or in any of the experimental sciences, engineers and technical engineers. Requirements of previous training of the Master. The previous training requirements of the students who want to take the master's degree... [-]

Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Space Studies programme is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. [+]

Masters in Astronomy. The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The development of innovative space technologies is fostered by an intense symbiosis between technological sectors and the challenges set by fundamental research in exact and biomedical sciences. Additionally, the economic and social valorisation of space technologies requires an efficient relationship between project developers and the economic sector. The large scale of space projects imposes important constraints on management. The international character of the space sector and of its broad applications, including the relevance of space for security and defence, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures. What is the Master of Space Studies all about? The Master of Space Studies programme is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Structure The programme is conceived as an advanced master’s programme and as such it requires applicants to have successfully completed an initial master’s programme in either the humanities and social sciences, exact sciences and technology or biomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is expressed by the common core of 25 ECTS... [-]