University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Space Exploration Systems

This programme focuses on robotic and human space exploration. It equips students with the in-depth knowledge and professional skills to embark on a successful career in the thriving and innovative international space industry. Designed for physicists and engineers, this cutting-edge course explores space systems engineering, space instrumentation, the space environment, space power systems (including nuclear power systems) and space mission design. This course intends to bridge the divide between systems engineering and space and planetary science. Students are educated in an international environment, and graduate equipped with the top-level competency, professional skills and advanced space project experience to meet the requirements of the European and broader international space sectors.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are a 1st or 2.1 BSc, BEng, Honours degree, MPhys, MEng or Master's degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University of Leicester as equivalent. Students with a 2.2 or equivalent degree classification applying for the course are also considered on a case by case basis.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules: foundations of professional space science and engineering; MATLAB and CAD; systems engineering and spacecraft systems; spaceflight dynamics and propulsion; space and planetary environment, planetary surfaces.
Semester 2 modules: spacecraft instrumentation for space and planetary science; human spaceflight and nuclear systems; advanced spacecraft engineering; aerospace materials. On the MSc only, you will also study: major research project; optional space exploration development systems (SEEDS) research project in UK, France and Italy.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examinations, continuous assessment and assessment by course work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,972 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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