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Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

APR

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Space Science Space Technology Technology

Course type

Taught

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.

Modules

Spacecraft missions play a vital role in the exploration of the solar system and the more distant universe. This module introduces, in depth, the methods of conducting scientific measurements in the space environment and the technologies behind spacecraft and space missions. The module makes extensive use of online remote experiments and facilities to develop your practical scientific skills and to allow you to engage in collaborative team-working activities that are the hallmark of spacecraft operations. The module is good preparation for further academic research in space science, and develops skills and knowledge that are relevant to employment in the space sector.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

5,530

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

7,930

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in one of: physics, astronomy, geosciences, chemistry, engineering or mathematics. Space science (S818) should be studied as the first module in the qualification.