M.Sc. On Campus

Astronomy and Space Sciences

University of Sharjah

18 months
714 EUR/credit 15708 EUR/year
714 EUR/credit 15708 EUR/year
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The aims of this M.Sc. in Astronomy and Space Sciences at the University of Sharjah are to augment and enhance the knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level through a combination of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning, interpersonal, research, skills, and expertise required for a career working in Astronomy/Space Sciences and their applications.


The new Astronomy and Space Sciences program at the University of Sharjah will improve employability through the development of the postgraduate skills required for a successful transition to a research role in academia or professional research centers. This will be achieved through the delivery of Masters-level taught elements as well as the completion of new research projects.

The proposed program will be delivered through a range of learning experiences such as lectures and hands-on experiences through the newly Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology, and other local and international related facilities such as the UAE Space Agency and Mohamed Bin Rashid Space Center.

The academic aim of the program is to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in Astronomy and Space Sciences, such as understanding the physical Universe through astronomical observations carried out from the ground or space. The intent is also to prepare students to engage in independent and collaborative research in academic, governmental, and industrial sectors.

Program objectives

The essential objective of the MSASS is to strengthen the academic and professional knowledge of students. The program is also intended to provide students with the required experience in their chosen area of focus. The specific objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide students with the quality education to understand the astronomical, physical world as well as space sciences concepts, and conceive the overall structure of the Universe.
  • Equip students with the attributes of advanced astronomical knowledge and space sciences technologies and address future challenges in the field.
  • Provide students with practical experience in space sciences research, project development, and management.
  • Prepare students to engage in independent and collaborative research in University, government, and industrial sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Stellar Astrophysics
  • Planetary Science
  • Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics
  • Solar and Space Physics
  • Observational Astronomical Techniques
  • Space Weather
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Data Analysis and Astrostatistics
  • Variable and Binary Stars
  • Cosmology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

  • Students whose undergraduate degree is not directly related to Applied Physics and Astronomy may be admitted to the MSASS program upon the recom­mendation of the Department council and the approval of the Graduate Studies Council. This admission will be conditional on the candidate passing up to 24 credit hours as prerequisite cours­es if required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15708 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 EUR per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    15708 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 EUR per credit during 18 months.

AED 3,045

Living costs for Sharjah

3400 - 5200 AED /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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