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Space Science, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science, this qualification in Space Science offered by The Open University UK provides students with a wide-ranging overview of scientific measurement in the space environment.
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Overview

The Space Science course at The Open University UK will equip students with the skills required to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team.

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.

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

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 2 years

  • Credits
    60 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:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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.

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

    3590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3590 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3590 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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