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Astronomy and Data Science

Leiden University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
19100 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

At the Astronomy and Data Science MSc programme at Leiden University you focus on development and application of new data-mining technologies, fully embracing modern astronomy as a data rich science. You combine the research curriculum in Astronomy with in-depth training in Computer Science.

Overview

The Astronomy and Data Science MSc programme at Leiden University is built on world-class computational astrophysics research as well as hightech industry expertise. It covers a wide range of research areas studying complex astronomical phenomena, including radiative transfer, computation of dynamical internal galaxy structures and hydrodynamical modeling of galaxy formation and evolution of the intergalactic medium.

Will you be mastering the world’s future data? Are you looking for a career in Astronomy and/or Computer Science, within or outside academia? Then our unique Astronomy and Data Science master’s specialisation offers you numerous opportunities to assemble your own path in this direction.

With a Leiden MSc degree in Astronomy and Data Science you have become a strong communicator and collaborator and can operate in an international setting with ease. You have acquired extensive astronomical research experience and highly advanced analytical and problem solving skills. The programme prepares you as much for a career in Astronomy as in Computer Science, both within or outside academia.

Career Opportunities

Most graduates holding a MSc degree in Astronomy from Leiden University find work in many different capacities, including:

  • Research: universities, observatories, research institutes
  • Industry and consultancy: ICT, R&D, telecom, high technology, aerospace
  • Finance: banking, insurance, pension funds
  • Public sector: governments, policy makers, high schools
  • Science communication: journalism, popular writing, museums

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Modern Astrostatistics
  • Interstellar Medium
  • Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation
  • Origin and Evolution of the Universe
  • Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • Galaxies: structure, dynamics and evolution
  • Simulation and Modeling in Astrophysics (AMUSE)
  • Star and Planet Formation
  • Advances in Data Mining
  • Advances in Deep Learning
  • Numerical Recipes for Astrophysics
  • Reinforcement Learning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy or in an Astronomy-related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have in-depth knowledge (comparable to undergraduate courses of the Leiden Astronomy curriculum) with:

  • a theoretical and mathematical emphasis, including quantum physics, electrodynamics, statistical physics, and complex analysis.
  • courses in the field of Astronomy.
  • and with proficiency in programming, preferably in the Python language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €14,700 per year

Funding

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