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Masters degrees in Space Science involve advanced study of space beyond our Solar System, including not only observable space, but also the theory of unobservable space.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Space Engineering and Cosmology. Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Mathematics or Physics.
Space Science is concerned with a broad range of natural phenomena and physical bodies that occur in outer space, and the ways in which we can use technology to observe and measure them.
Courses in this field are often interdisciplinary in nature, combining methodologies from fields such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. You might explore historical and contemporary developments in the design of spacecraft and instrumentation, as well as hypotheses about the environment of space and current policy on space operations.
Careers in this field are highly varied and may include roles in national observatories to examine cosmological phenomena, or research roles within government organisations. Other careers include aerospace engineering, the civil service, journalism, academia and publishing.
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This MSc effectively transfers to students the knowledge and expertise gained by UCL space scientists over four decades, and is taught by world-recognised researchers in the field. Read more
Taught jointly by UCL Space & Climate Physics and UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering, this MSc programme aims to provide a broad understanding of the basic principles of space technology and satellite communications together with specialised training in research methods and transferable skills, directly applicable to a career in the public and private space sectors. Read more
This qualification is for those interested in space science, and the technology that underpins it, or who want to develop a career in the space sector. Read more
The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Read more
The objective of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) in Space Engineering is to educate highly skilled professionals, qualified to develop and manage technical activities related to research and design in the space sector. Read more
Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science, this qualification provides students with a wide-ranging overview of scientific measurement in the space environment, and will equip students with the skills required to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team. Read more
[Opening in September 2019]. This international Master program combines studies and research based on transfers, fluids and materials in aeronautical and space applications. Read more
Research degrees may be undertaken in the three main areas of research interest in the Laboratory. The growing number of academic staff are supported in their research by the technical staff and post-doctoral research fellows. Read more
Combine the study of meteorology and climate science with management training on our MSc Applied Meteorology and Climate with Management. Read more
This MSc provides students with the skills, knowledge and research ability for a career in astrophysics. The programme is designed to satisfy the need, both nationally and internationally, for well-qualified postgraduates who will be able to respond to the challenges that arise from future developments in this field. Read more
We are already exploring the final frontier, and we will be visiting it even more in the future. The night sky presents us with the idea of infinity, and advances in space engineering lead the way in giving us the opportunity to go even further and do even more. Read more
The School offers a two-year Master’s degree in Physics in partnership with the South East Physics Network (SEPnet) which comprises the universities of Kent, Portsmouth, Queen Mary London, Royal Holloway London, Southampton, Surrey and Sussex. Read more
Sussex has a prestigious international reputation and is ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the UK, with both departments ranked amongst the top 15 (Guardian University Guide 2018).