Master of Science (Astronomy)

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

These postgraduate courses in Science (Astronomy) concentrate on the fundamental concepts of and key issues in contemporary astronomy. The courses are designed for science educators and communicators, people working in astronomy related fields, amateur astronomers, and anyone with a love of astronomy, and concentrates on building your skills in communicating science knowledge to others.

The introductory-level units require no background mathematical knowledge and instead focus on a conceptual approach to astronomy. However, some of the more advanced-level units have prerequisites and assume knowledge of introductory tertiary level mathematics and physics.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Science (Astronomy) students must complete 12 units.

The course is nested, incorporating a Graduate Certificate of Science (Astronomy) of 4 units and a Graduate Diploma of Science (Astronomy) of 8 units.

Entry requirement

Tertiary qualification(s) from a recognised university or approved equivalent.

Work Experience 
Non-graduate applicants with substantial relevant experience may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate. To progress to the Graduate Diploma, these students must obtain at least a credit average (>65%) in the Graduate Certificate, subject to approval of the course coordinator. 

English Language Requirement 
International students require an IELTS of 7. 


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