M.Sc. On Campus

Space Science

The University of Hong Kong

12 months
27063 USD/year
27063 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Department of Physics is offering the exciting Space Science programme at The University of Hong Kong. Modern Space Science is a highly multi-disciplinary field that encompasses a broad range of sub-disciplines, from astrophysics, to aerospace engineering, electronics, remote sensing, and space exploration.


Programme Aims

China has recently been investing heavily in Space Science, launching 39 satellites in 2018 alone, over twice as many as in 2017 and more than any other country in the world. Given its status as a global metropolis, its strong international links, and its location in the "Greater Bay Area" (GBA), Hong Kong is ideally placed to capitalize on the growth of China in the area of Space Science.

The Space Science programme at The University of Hong Kong taps into our strengths in high-energy astrophysics, planetary sciences, statistics, and engineering, while leveraging our strong connections with elite Mainland and global partners. Our MSc will provide a solid foundation to enter this exciting field, with promising employment opportunities both in the public and private sectors, in China and worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Space weather
  • Remote sensing in space science
  • Radiation detection and measurement
  • Space science entrepreneurship
  • Data analysis in space science
  • Planetary science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme, you should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree with honours of this University, or an equivalent qualification;
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science (e.g. Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences) or Engineering (e.g. Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical), or a related subject; and

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27063 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27063 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27063 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27063 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Full-time: HK$210,000
  • Part-time: HK$105,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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