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Astronomy degrees abroad

Astronomy is the study of the physical universe outside the Earth’s atmosphere. It includes studying celestial bodies like the moon, the sun, the planets in our solar system, and beyond.

As an astronomy student, you’ll look at things like the formation and deaths of stars, the structure of galaxies, and the evolution of the universe itself. It incorporates elements of physics and mathematics and shares common areas with other subjects like astrophysics.

Studying astronomy abroad gives you the opportunity to learn with the best and most cutting-edge equipment. Astronomy programs rely heavily on access to high-tech telescopes and monitoring systems, equipment that might not be available at universities in your home country.

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Astronomy program structure

Astronomy is offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As an undergraduate, most bachelor’s programs are offered as joint or dual degrees where astronomy is combined with another subject like physics or mathematics.

Bachelor’s will take at least three years to complete, and will be four years if you choose to study in the USA. In some countries, like the UK, you can study an MSci (Master of Science), which means you can add an additional year which converts a bachelor’s to a master’s level degree.

At postgraduate level, doctoral degrees in astronomy are common. They can last between four and six years, and you’ll need to have a master’s level degree in a related field like physics or applied mathematics.

Astronomy can be a very hands-on program, with the use of supercomputers and telescopes a common part of any course. Some programs will also include trips to international observatories and taking part in leading research. As well as practical sessions, you’ll also take part in lectures and seminars, and conduct your own original research.

The modules and topics you study will depend on the university you choose to study at, as well as if it’s a joint program. However, some common subjects include:

  • The structure of the stars
  • The structure of the galaxies
  • Cosmology
  • Extreme astrophysics
  • Extragalactic astronomy
  • General relativity
  • Particle physics

Astronomy study abroad programs

Astronomy undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in astronomy

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    Astronomy - BS Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Astronomy - BSc University of Kansas, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,514 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,514 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Astronomy - BSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,752 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 61,649 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Physics and Astronomy - BSc University of Victoria (in partnership with Kaplan International), Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,571 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,716 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Astronomy - BA/BSc Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    54,844 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 54,844 USD

    Start date
    January
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Associate in astronomy

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    Astronomy - ASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Astronomy - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,680 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Physics & Astronomy - ASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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Astronomy graduate programs

Master's in astronomy

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    Astrophysics and Astronomy (Tempe Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,280 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Master of Science in Astronomy (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Physics and Astronomy - MSc McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,498 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Physics and Astronomy - MSc University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,149 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,491 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Physics and astronomy - MSc University of Calgary, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,102 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,407 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in astronomy

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    Astronomy - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
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    Physics and Astronomy - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,430 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in astronomy

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    Science: Astronomy - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,474 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Future astronomy careers

Getting a bachelor’s in astronomy is a great springboard to further studies like studying for a master’s or doctorate degree.

An astronomy degree will also arm you with a range of skills that will prepare you for a range of great careers, including:

  • Astronomer
  • Research scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Schoolteacher
  • College professor

For some of the careers above, you will need to get additional qualifications on top of your astronomy degree. It’s worth working out exactly what you need before you apply if you know what career you want.

Talk to your university’s career services department if you need help finding the right career for you. They’ll be able to guide you through your options and support you in finding relevant placements or graduate opportunities.