There are not many graduates who have advanced expertise on astronomical instrumentation. The broad scope of the Astronomy and Instrumentation programme provides students with a MSc level training highly sought after by employers, not only in astronomical instrumentation, but also in other areas of high-tech instrumentation development. Graduates can easily apply their knowledge and skills to neighbouring areas of science and technology – including instrumentation for environmental and medical applications.
Most graduates holding a MSc or a PhD degree in Astronomy from Leiden University, find work in many different capacities, including:
- aerospace industry;
- computer software;
Some graduates continue in science by pursuing a PhD and get research positions at universities, observatories or research institutes.