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Master's Degree - Life & Earth Sciences
Astronomy via distance learning
This Master's Degree of astronomy studies galaxies, stars, planets, and an ever-increasing variety of phenomena observed from ground and space-based observatories. Areas of special interest include cosmology, the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, active galaxies, supernovae and nucleo-synthesis, the motions of stars and galaxies, and all aspects of observational optical and infrared astronomy.
Academic Supervisor : Guido Fuortes
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The Master's Degree online via distance learning provides students with specialized training. Students acquire practical knowledge and specific skills in courses related directly to the student's concentration. More info...
* 36 to 54 academic credits above a Bachelor's program.
* Duration ranges from 9 to 12 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% project.
* Admission is open for adults over 25 years of age.
* Bachelor's degree or international equivalent (3 to 4 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
36 ... 54 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
"It is not the degree that makes a man great, it is the man that makes the degree great." Niccolò Machiavelli.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning
Astronomy via distance learning
36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 21 Academic credits - Astronomy Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 13 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 21 Academic credits: Astronomy Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
University graduate level continuing education course.
Background in this field of study is recommended.
501AST - Stars Observation
502AST - Planetary Systems
503AST - The Universe
504AST - Stellar Systems
505AST - Astronomy
506AST - Cosmology
507AST - Astrophysics
Bibliography: Astronomy via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Astrophysics - Biochemistry - Chemistry - Mathematics - Optics - Physics - Pure Sciences - Scientific Research - Statistics .
Other additional subjects - For example:
Materials Design & Failure
R&D Research & Development
Weather Analysis & Forecasting
+ 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Master's - Astronomy
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Master's - Astronomy
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 5. Applicable knowledge and problem resolution.
Outcome resulting from course content analysis and practical applications included in the report.
The student will discuss in writing the interrelationships between Astronomy key concepts and will illustrate the contents with diagrams, charts, examples of practical application, and/or case studies. Several reviews and adjustments of the course contents will be necessary to meet the 20 to 35 pages report length limits and demonstrate a solid specialized knowledge of Astronomy and its applicability in the professional field of Life & Earth Sciences. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Astronomy. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Astronomy to different Life & Earth Sciences decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
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Master's Degree - Life & Earth Sciences
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Master's Degree - Astronomy