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Space Science and Technology

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36 months
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This postgraduate qualification in Space Science and Technology from The Open University UK is for those interested in space science, and the technology that underpins it. You’ll learn how to use a programming language in support of space science applications and develop other skills that are relevant to further research or employment in the space sector.

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Overview

This Space Science and Technology programme from The Open University UK equips students with the skills to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team. 

Students learn how to use a programming language in support of space science applications and develop other skills that are relevant to further research or employment in the space sector. The qualification also requires students to conduct an in-depth research project on a topic in space science or space technology.

Key features of the course

  • Develops skills in conducting science in the space environment through the use of robotic experiments
  • Explores current debates in space and planetary sciences using data from space missions
  • Develops technical and professional skills according to individual needs and interests
  • Culminates with an in-depth individual research project in space science or space technology.

Career relevance

This qualification is directly relevant to scientific and technical careers in the space sector. It is particularly relevant to roles that are concerned with acquisition, handing and interpretation of data obtained by space-based instrumentation.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Space science
  • Managing technological innovation
  • Project management 
  • Strategic capabilities for technological innovation 
  • Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications
  • Manufacture materials design 
  • Software development
  • Software engineering

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
Required

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).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in one of: physics, astronomy, geosciences, chemistry, engineering or mathematics. 
  • Entry without an honours degree in one of these areas is at the discretion of the Qualification Lead and will depend on qualifications and relevant work experience.
  • Space science (S818) should be studied as the first module in the qualification and the compulsory MSc project module for MSc in Space Science and Technology (SXS810), as the final module in the qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3706 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11120 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3706 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11120 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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