Astronomical Instrumentation & Technology - Structured - Research

Students will also carry out a year-long research project, developing their capacity to carry out research at postgraduate level.


1. Closely aligned to the research and teaching expertise of the discipline of Information Technology and the Data Science Institute at University of Galway.

2. Together with thesis research the course will introduce students to cutting edge advances in astronomical research.

3. The combination of advanced modules and research will effectively bridge the gap between undergraduate study and a PhD.

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: Typically at the end of June, although late applications may be considered if places are available.


1 year full-time/part-time.

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Career Opportunities
Astronomical instrumentation uses and develops cutting-edge technology in electronics, optics, computing and mechanical structures. There is increasing demand for students and engineers who have an understanding of these technologies. This master's provides advanced courses, which, together with an instrumentationrelated research thesis, will train students to a high level in these areas. Graduates of the MSc programme will be in demand by national and international technological industries as well as by research institutes, observatories and university research groups.

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  • Qualification letters

    MSc (Structured Research Master's)

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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