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Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


This postgraduate qualification is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science and the technology that underpins this discipline. It equips students with the skills to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team. Students learn how to use a programming language in support of space science applications and develop other skills that are highly relevant to employment in the space sector.

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.

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, handling and interpretation of data obtained by space-based instrumentation.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,530overall 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

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

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