Research course (will run subject to approval)

Astronomy

Institution
University of Groningen · University of Groningen
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Astronomy; possible admission for a Bachelor's degree in Physics or Applied Physics.

Months of entry

November, September, February

Course content

A Master's degree in Astronomy is a gateway into a wide world of science and technology.

Students are trained by astronomers from the world-renowned Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, a centre leading in astronomical research on galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, star and planet formation, neutron stars and black holes.

The two-year curriculum of the Master's degree can be tailored according to your own interests and capabilities. The wide range of options include the possibility to focus on observational astronomy, theoretical astronomy, astronomical instrumentation and informatics, data science or astronomy teaching.

Dutch Astronomy graduates in general, and Kapteyn graduates in particular, have excellent career prospects, within and outside of science. The Master's programme in Groningen is ranked as a top-degree in the Netherlands (by the 'Keuzegids'). Facilities are being ranked as outstanding, while the quality of the lecturers, the research component as well as the preparation for the professional field through e.g. internships are ranked as very good.

Fees and funding

International students
EU €2,006

Check our Grantfinder for funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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Admissions and Enquiries
Email
sciencemasters@rug.nl