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Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology MSc

Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Space Science Space Technology Technology Engineering Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Taught jointly by UCL's Space and Climate Physics and UCL's Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments by expert researchers and engineers in the field, this MSc programme aims to provide a broad understanding of the basic principles of space technology and satellite communications together with specialised training in research methods and transferable skills, directly applicable to a career in the public and private space sectors. The Space Technology pathway is focussed on the application of space technology in industrial settings, and therefore has as its main objective to provide a sound knowledge of the underlying principles which form a thorough basis for careers in space technology, satellite communications and related fields. Students develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of spacecraft, satellite communications, the space environment, space operations and space project management; the electromagnetics of optical and microwave transmission, and of communication systems modelling; a range of subjects relating to spacecraft technology and satellite communications. It offers a unique environment at the forefront of space science research, where scientists and research students work alongside top engineers building and testing instruments for space as well as studying the data from these and other spaceborne and ground-based instruments. The programme aims to prepare students for careers in space research or the space industry, or further research degrees.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Space Science, Environment and Satellite Missions - Core
Group Project (15 Credits) - Core
Communications Systems Modelling Type - Core
Space Systems Engineering - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.