Postgraduate Diploma Online

Space Science and Technology

The Open University UK

24 months
8095 GBP/year
8095 GBP/year
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This Space Science and Technology programme from The Open University UK  is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science and the technology that underpins this discipline.


The 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 highly relevant to employment in the space sector. 

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.

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, handling and interpretation of data obtained by space-based instrumentation.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • 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


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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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. Space science (S818) should be studied as the first module in the qualification. Any prior entry requirements (pre-requisites) on constituent optional modules will need to be met separately, where these may apply. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8095 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8095 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8095 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8095 GBP per year during 24 months.

The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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