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Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Leuven)

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
Leuven
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)

Program description

Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Taking advantage of a new generation of terrestrial and space-based instruments, the 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 programme 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 PhD circuit.

The Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics offers a wide range of courses on subfields within astronomy and astrophysics and on research methodology. Attention is devoted to the analysis and astrophysical interpretation of data, as well as to technological aspects of international astronomical research.
Upon successful completion of this programme, students will have acquired:

  • thorough insight into various aspects of astronomy and astrophysics
  • insight into the sciences contributing to astronomy and astrophysics
  • a critical research attitude
  • a good research attitude through gradual training
  • the ability to define and formulate strategies to study complex questions
  • the ability to construct simple numeric and physical-mathematical models

Admission requirements

For more information about the admission requirements, visit the website of this programme

Tuition fees

The current tuition fee is €938.30. The tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year will be determined in the spring of 2020. Please consult the website for the most recent information: kuleuven.be/tuitionfees

Master Mind 

Excellent students who are eligible for a Master Mind Scholarship are invited to submit their application before 1 February 2020.

Scholarships & funding

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Career opportunities

A research-oriented Master's programme in astronomy and astrophysics is essential to ensuring high-quality astronomy research. Employment opportunities exist in government agencies, private research institutes, NGO’s, academic institutes and learning centers. 

Graduates of this Master’s will have a competitive advantage when applying for a PhD, either locally or abroad.

About school

KU Leuven

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...


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Contact info

KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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