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MSc in Space Science and Technology

Open University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This qualification is for those interested in space science, and the technology that underpins it, or who want to develop a career in the space sector. Developed in consultation with the UK Space Agency and the space industry itself, this MSc equips you with the skills to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team. You’ll learn how to use a programming language in support of space science applications and develop other skills that are relevant to further research or employment in the space sector. You’ll also conduct an in-depth research project in space science or space technology.

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.
  • Develops technical and professional skills according to individual needs and interests.
  • Culminates with an in-depth individual research project in space science or space technology.

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,110overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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