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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  qualification in Space Science and Technology 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. You’ll also conduct an in-depth research project 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
  • Project management 
  • Strategic capabilities for technological innovation
  • Technology innovation management 
  • Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications 
  • Manufacture materials design
  • Software development 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

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. 

  • Please contact us at the link below stating that you wish to be considered for non-standard entry to the MSc in Space Science and Technology and give a detailed account of your qualifications and relevant 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. Any prior entry requirements (pre-requisites) on constituent optional modules will need to be met separately, where these may apply. 

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    11710 GBP/year
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    11710 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11710 GBP per year during 36 months.

Funding

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