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.
- The Space Environment
- Applications of Space Science
- Space Sector Professional Skills
- Satellite Subsystems
- Space Detector Laboratory
- Space Mission Design
- Space Sector Internship
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
DisciplinesAerospace Engineering Astronomy & Space Sciences General Engineering & Technology View 5 other Masters in Astronomy & Space Sciences in Ireland
- 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.
International26400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA9100 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9100 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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