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Space and Climate Physics PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Astrophysics Atmospheric Physics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is the UK's largest university-based space science group. We offer a unique environment at the forefront of space science research and space instrumentation development, working closely with international collaborators in academia, major space agencies and industry. Alumni have pursued successful careers in academia, industry and finance. MSSL is at the forefront of space science research and space instrumentation development. We work closely with international collaborators in academic institutions, major space agencies and industry partners such as NASA, ESA, JAXA and Astrium. Through interaction with colleagues in academia and industry, students build networks nationally and internationally and acquire valuable transferable skills. Former students have pursued successful careers in academia, industry, government-funded research, public policy and engagement, teaching, finance and IT.

Research training takes place at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey, except for systems engineering where the students may work at the Bloomsbury Campus depending on their project. MSSL offers a unique environment at the forefront of space science. Scientists work alongside top engineers, designing, building and testing instruments for launch in space and analysing the data from both these instruments and others. Most research projects use data from either ground-based or space-borne instrumentation and students benefit significantly from the laboratory's involvement in numerous space missions. In addition to studying their chosen research topic, students are encouraged to increase their employability by learning other invaluable skills associated with the interdisciplinary nature of this laboratory such as space technology, and project management. Recent graduates have taken up academic posts at NASA, the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center, European Space Agency and in academia, but others have entered professional occupations, within areas as diverse as IT and finance.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,210

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need an upper second-class Bachelor's degree, or a second-class Bachelor's degree together with an MSc from a UK university in a relevant subject, or an overseas equivalent qualification.