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M.Sc. On Campus

Space Science and Technology

University College Dublin

12 months
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25600 EUR/year
8750 EUR/year
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By taking the Space Science and Technology programme at University College Dublin you will receive broad exposure to all areas of Space Science & Technology, from understanding the detector payload and spacecraft requirements to space mission design, project management and proposal writing. 

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Overview

This Space Science and Technology programme at University College Dublin engages students with the context, practices and methodologies of the rapidly evolving global space sector, so they are equipped to succeed in a wide range of roles.

The development of skills in critical thinking, technical writing and collaborative team-working is embedded throughout the programme.  

International standards for effective space project management provide the real-world framework and context within which professional skills are honed through assignments, laboratory work, field trips, reports and projects. 

Extensive space expertise is available to students who experience a learning environment where cross-disciplinary, industry and international connections are rich.

Careers & Employability

Career opportunities include space research (mission specialist, payload scientist, mission planner), space-based applications (Earth observation and environmental monitoring, satellite navigation, telecommunications, space weather, radiation science, spacecraft engineering, manned space flight, space tourism), and enabling technology propulsion (simulations and testing orbital mechanics and materials).

Top European employers include Airbus, Thales, Curtiss-Wright, and ESA. The MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone to PhD research. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Space Environment
  • Applications of Space Science
  • Space Sector Professional Skills
  • Satellite Subsystems
  • Space Detector Laboratory
  • Space Mission Design 
  • Space Sector Internship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance to the programme normally requires a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, or a closely related discipline (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent).
  • In special circumstances, students with a strong Physics or Engineering background and lower second class honours degree may be accepted.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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