Postgraduate
MSc Astronomical Instrumentation and Technology

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This Masters will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the technology used in modern astronomical observatories through taught courses and a research project.

It will prepare students to effectively carry out PhDs in either the development of new astronomical instrumentation or in the use of data and images from these facilities. A combination of core modules on astronomical instrumentation, as well as transferable skills and specific engineering modules in technologies such as computing, electronics and control will also enhance the employ-ability of graduates of this Masters.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

12

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This master's will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the technology used in modern astronomical observatories.
  • The combination of advanced modules and a research project leading to a thesis will also effectively bridge the gap between undergraduate study and a PhD.
  • As such graduates of the proposed MSc programme will in demand by national and international technological industries as well as by research institutes, observatories and University research groups.
  • A combination of core modules on astronomical instrumentation.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

2.1 degree in physics or relevant engineering discipline. Candidates are required to provide full CV and personal statement and the names of two academic references.

English Requirements

Science/Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


This Masters will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the technology used in modern astronomical observatories. As such graduates of the proposed MSc programme will in demand by national and international technological industries as well as by research institutes, observatories and University research groups. The combination of advanced modules and a research project leading to a thesis will also effectively bridge the gap between undergraduate study and a PhD.

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