Astronomy at Leiden University

Master’s degree programme in Astronomy

Leiden Observatory is the oldest observatory in operation in the world today. As part of the Faculty of Science, it offers both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree programme.

In the Bachelor’s degree programme in Astronomy, you learn the basics about planets, moons, asteroids, stars and other objects, and the instruments and methods you can use to study them.

After the Bachelor’s degree, you can take the Master’s degree in Astronomy. Here you can choose from seven specialisations that prepare you for a career in research, industry or the public sector.

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