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Programmes

Astronomy

Master (2 years) of Science in Astronomy, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://kandidat.au.dk/en/astronomy/

Description

Measurements flow in every day from satellites in space and from observatories all over the world. Students on the MSc in Astronomy programme are actively involved in research and in the discussion of new discoveries and theories. Students study new planets orbiting other stars, examine the structure and development of the stars through seismological studies, and explore the earliest stages of the development of the universe, working with computer modelling or measurements from state-of-the-art telescopes and satellites.

Research and Collaboration

Teaching on the astronomy programme is greatly influenced by research, both in the courses and the thesis work, as the lecturers are active researchers. In this context, students benefit from the down-to-earth, informal relationship between the academic staff and students. Each student is associated with a group of researchers for their thesis work in year two, and there is wide scope for specialisation, both within the Department of Physics and Astronomy and with researchers from the European Southern Observatory, the European Space Agency, and NASA.

Specialisation

The programme is both practical and research-oriented, and reflects the interests of the private sector, research institutions and the public sector. It is also flexible, and can accommodate the interests and profile of the individual student.

Students can specialise within (for example) cosmology, star development or helioseismology; they can work with theory, and they can carry out astronomical observations. The programme also qualifies students for a career in research: students may apply for admission to the university’s PhD programme either during the first year of the MSc programme or on completion of the thesis.

Student Life

The Department of Physics and Astronomy aims to create a good student environment both in terms of working methods and in the social environment and facilities. 

The department also has many social and academic associations with their own festive traditions. They organise events like the ‘hat party,’ celebrating the most recent graduates. There is also the Physics Friday bar, where students get together at the end of the week to enjoy a drink and a catch-up.

Careers  

As a graduate of the MSc programme in astronomy, a wide range of career opportunities will be open to you. A number of graduates work in the private sector, e.g. in software companies, where the astronomer’s skills in image-processing and analysing large amounts of data are an important resource. Some astronomy graduates work in research positions in either the private sector or public research institutions, e.g. at universities, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) or the European Space Agency (ESA).

Admission  

To find out more about admission to the MSc in Agrobiology please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →
 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

Please read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.fivu.dk/.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System




Non-EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

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