Astronomical Instrumentation & Technology - Structured

The 12-month programme will have a research project (60 ECTS) and taught components (30 ECTS). The taught component will consist of 30 credits of core modules specifically related to astronomical instrumentation. The remaining 30 credits correspond to modules in transferable skills (10 credits) plus Engineering modules relevant to astronomical instrumentation and astrophysics modules.

Entry requirements

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

Application dates

Closing Date
No set closing date. Offers made on a continuous basis


1 year full-time/part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next start date September 2024

Closing Date
No set closing date. Offers made on a continuous basis

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Career Opportunities
This master's 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.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc (Structured Research Master's)

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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