The MSc curriculum consists of 60 EC (1 year) course work, and two significantly different research projects (24+36 EC) supervised by different staff members. The minor research project will typically start early in the first year, and the major one (Master's thesis) during the course of the second year.
Detailed programmes may differ slightly depending on whether the students are enrolled in the Physics or Astronomy MSc programmes, but will in all cases include a common core curriculum of cosmology courses. What and who? Check out the cosmology website, and meet the teachers! Or read the formal details in the so-called MSc OERs for Astronomy and Physics.
Each studentís choice of courses is discussed beforehand with the De Sitter programme coordinator and the respective study advisors.
|Origin and Evolution of the Universe||Hoekstra||6|
|Particle Physics and Early Universe||Boyarsky||6|
|Theory of General Relativity||Zaanen||6|
|Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation||Schaye||6|
|At least one (**) of:||Lecturer||EC|
|Quantum Theory||Beenakker||6 or 9|
|Stellar Structure and Evolution||Rossi||6|
|At least three (***) of:||Lecturer||EC|
|Effective Field Theory||Achúcarro||3|
|Black Holes and Gravitational Waves||Achúcarro||3|
|Computational Astrophysics||Portegies Zwart||6|
|Data Bases and Data mining||Brinchmann||3|
|General Physics and Astronomy MSc courses||remainder|
|Research Projects (****):||Level||EC|
|Master in Astronomy|
|Minor Research Project in general astronomy||500||24|
|Major Research Project in Cosmology||600||36|
|Master in Theoretical Physics|
|Minor Research Project in Cosmology 1||500||24|
|Major Research Project in Cosmology 2||600||36|
(**) The course Quantum Theory is mandatory for students enrolled in the MSc in Physics, the course Stellar Structure and Evolution is mandatory for students enrolled in the MSc in Astronomy.
(***) Some of these courses are not offered every year. The choice of electives is made by each student subject to approval by the Programme Coordinator and the appropriate study advisor.
(****) The two research projects together should cover the three fundamental elements: theory, data handling and numerical simulations.
For further information, contact Cosmology info