Astronomical Instrumentation

This is an exciting time for research in both ground- and space-based astronomy, with our understanding of the universe advancing at an unprecedented pace. This revolution is happening thanks to the use of many different advanced technologies, including adaptive optics, interferometry and large telescopes. This development will accelerate in the coming years with the construction of ‘Extremely Large Telescopes’, and new Space Telescopes as well as their highly complex suites of instruments. This course has been specifically designed to launch students into careers in this field. As a structured master’s it will include mandatory modules in astronomical instrumentation, modern astrophysical discoveries, and optics as well as a choice of modules in engineering and transferable skills. Students will also carry out a year-long research project, developing their capacity to carry out research at postgraduate level.