The Space Exploration Systems MSc offered at the University of Leicester focuses on robotic and human space exploration. The degree is managed by an international joint academic-industrial consortium with partners in France, Italy and the UK.
Designed for physicists and engineers, this cutting-edge course explores space systems engineering, space instrumentation, the space environment, space power systems (including nuclear power systems) and space mission design. Over the duration of the course, you will acquire the core applied physics and engineering skills required to develop space systems and missions from initial concept through design, assembly and verification, to launch and operations.
You will have the opportunity to work with academic and industrial practitioners in three countries, to acquire the knowledge and skills expected by space exploration research groups and the space industry in the 21st century academic and commercial sectors.
Careers and employability
The MSc in Space Exploration Systems will provide you with the training and high-level skills required to meet the needs of the European or international space sector, whether in academia or industry.
By working in collaboration with industry, we can ensure that the project work and course content remains topical and relevant to industry needs and practices as the sector develops.
- Professional Space Science and Engineering
- Engineering Design Case Study
- Systems Engineering and Spacecraft Systems
- Spaceflight Dynamics and Propulsion
- Space and Planetary Environment, Planetary Surfaces
- Spacecraft Instrumentation for Space and Planetary Science
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesAerospace Engineering Physics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 201 other Masters in Physics in United Kingdom
- 2:1 BSc, BEng, MPhys, MEng or Masters (or equivalent) in Physics or Engineering.
- We may consider applicants with a 2:2, or a degree in another science subject, on a case-by-case basis.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National8250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Leicester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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