Masters Overview

The NASSP Masters programme is in the form of a course work component plus a research dissertation component and should take a total of 18 months to complete (i.e. from January in Year 1 to June in Year 2). The first 6 months are spent on the coursework and students are based  at UCT. During the following 12 months students will be located at the institution of their MSc supervisor.

Coursework:

Students are required to take modules with a total of 5 credits. The modules offered for 2020 are shown in the table below. 

RULES for course choices:

1) Mandatory to choose at least one out of Computational Astrophysics and Time Series and Data Analysis

2) Theoretical stream: Compulsory to do: Theoretical Cosmology + Observational Cosmology

    Extragalactic stream: Compulsory to do: Observational Cosmology + Extragalactic Astronomy + Computational Astrophysics 

 

Module

Credits

Convenor

Stellar Astrophysics  1

Dr Chris Engelbrecht

Radio interferometry

1

Dr Sandeep Sirothia (RU)

Theoretical Cosmology

1

Dr Julien Larena (UCT)

Observational Cosmology 1 Dr Michelle Lochner (AIMS/SARAO) + Prof. Mario Santos (UWC

Cataclysmic Variables

1

Prof. Patrick Woudt (UCT)

Extragalactic Astronomy

1

Prof. Tom Jarrett (UCT)

Time Series and Data Analysis

1

Assoc. Prof  Vanessa McBride (OAD)

Computational Astrophysics

1

Still to be confirmed 

 

 

 

 

 

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