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Space Science and Technology, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This postgraduate qualification in Space Science and Technology at The Open University UK is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science and the technology that underpins this discipline.

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2-4 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
  • Any prior entry requirements (pre-requisites) on constituent optional modules will need to be met separately, where these may apply. 

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7530 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7530 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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