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Space Science

The Open University UK

12 months
3780 GBP/year
3780 GBP/year
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Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science, this qualification in  Space Science course at The Open University UK  provides students with a wide-ranging overview of scientific measurement in the space environment.

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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


  • Space science

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3780 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3780 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 GBP per year during 12 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.


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