UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Space Science and Engineering (Space Science)

The programme aims to provide a broad understanding of all aspects of space science together with specialised training in research methods, directly applicable to a career in academia, the public and private sectors.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Space data systems and processing; space instrumentation and applications; space science, environment and satellite missions; space systems engineering; group project. Options: Planetary atmospheres; solar physics; high energy astrophysics; space plasma and magnetospheric physics; principles and practice of remote sensing; global monitoring and security.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, team-based coursework exercises, presentations and tutorials. Student performance is assessed through unseen written examination, coursework, and the individual and group projects.

Sponsorship information

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) fund a number of research degrees.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 25,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 4909