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International Space University

M.Sc.
12 months
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25000 EUR/year
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About

The ISU Master of Space Studies Program (MSS) is intended for individuals seeking professional development, further academic study, or both, through a one- or two-year graduate degree program. For experienced professionals, the MSS supports career advancement, a shift of career within the space sector or a career move into the space sector.

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Overview

For students who wish to make their careers in space, the MSS supports entry into the sector through access to space agencies, space commerce, space research and related actors.

The MSS is structured as a one- or two-year program. The first year is essentially a taught one and is delivered primarily at the ISU Central Campus in Strasbourg. Some students will take only this year and graduate with an a Master of Space Studies.

During the first year, students who perform at an appropriate level may apply for the second ‘thesis year’ in which they perform a single extended piece of research or scholarly activity, either at ISU, or an appropriate host institution. These students will graduate with an MSc in Space Studies and Thesis.

The MSS aims are to:

  • Provide an interdisciplinary, international, intercultural (3Is) Master’s course for highly-motivated students from a diverse range of educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Deliver high-quality 3Is education in the space domain and associated areas which both enhances students’ knowledge, skills and effectiveness and offers them the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • Maintain, promote and build productive links with the global space community, including ISU alumni, and use these to provide a contemporary ‘real-world’ dimension to the program.
  • Produce graduates capable of contributing effectively and holding responsible positions within the global space sector

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Space
  • Interdisciplinary Space Studies
  • Team Project
  • Individual Project
  • Internship
  •  Space Propulsion 
  • Satellite Communications 
  • Space Architecture and Human Performance in Space 
  • Space Systems Engineering and Design 
  • Astrobiology 
  • Interstellar Studies 
  • Space Negotiations and Business Strategies 
  • New Space and Entrepreneurship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS
  • MSS Year A is an intensive year worth 75 ECTS.
  • MSS Year B consists of a single module: Thesis Project (45 ECTS)

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent, including 3 years of studies as a minimum, awarded by an accredited university.

Language Requirements: courses are carried out exclusively in English, and all applicants to ISU programs must demonstrate that they are sufficiently proficient in English to follow classes and to conduct project work.

Work experience

Preference is given to applicants holding higher academic degrees and to applicants with professional experience in industry, government agencies or academic institutions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    25000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Please see ISU Website for scholarship opportunities

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