University of Malta

MSc in Astronomy
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This course is intended to give student a core understanding of modern astronomy, with an emphasis placed on observation, instrumentation and data analysis. A general introduction to astronomy and cosmology will be provided to give a theoretical background to the research which will be conducted throughout the course. The student can then do a research project on several topics, including, but not limited to:

Antenna design and optimisation

Hardware Instrumentation

Software Instrumentation

Application of Machine Learning techniques to astronomical data

Radio Astronomy

Optical Astronomy

Pulsar and Transient Astronomy


Gravitational Lensing

Epoch of Re-Ionisation Studies

(Prospective students should get in touch with a member of the institute who can supervise their dissertation during this MSc course)

To view the program of studies click here

For applicable fees follow the link to Finance Office.

Online Applications may be submitted here

For more information feel free to contact the Institute by email.

This course is a recognised qualification under the Get Qualified Scheme. Get Qualified Logo

Members of ISSA join the KiDS Consortium
Members of ISSA, in collaboration with the Department of Physics, has recently joined the KiDS Consortium
University of Malta Awarded Title: 'CUDA Research Center'
The Institute of Space Science and Astronomy (ISSA), in collaboration with the University of Malta’s Department of Physics and the Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, announces that the University of Malta has been awarded the title of 'CUDA Research Center' by NVIDIA.
Last Updated: 17 August 2017

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