Space Exploration Systems (MSc, PG Dip)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Dip

How long you will study
6 - 12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7835 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 19070 per year

All study options

About Space Exploration Systems at Postgraduate Science at Leicester

Our Space Exploration Systems MSc focuses on robotic and human space exploration. The degree is managed by an international joint academic-industrial consortium with partners in France, Italy and the UK

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. Over the duration of the course, you will acquire the core applied physics and engineering skills required to develop space systems and missions from initial concept through design, assembly and verification, to launch and operations.

You will have the opportunity to work with academic and industrial practitioners in three countries, to acquire the knowledge and skills expected by space exploration research groups and the space industry in the 21st century academic and commercial sectors.

This course bridges the divide between systems engineering and space and planetary science. For physicists, it provides the systems engineering knowledge required to work in industry. For engineers, it will stimulate an appreciation for space science, and the enabling technologies for robotic and human space exploration and instrumentation which contribute to that science.

You will be educated in an international environment, and will graduate equipped with the top-level competency, professional skills and advanced space project experience needed to meet the requirements of the European and international space sectors.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 - 12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7835 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19070 per year

Notes about fees for this course

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019 or January 2020

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed.

As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in September 2018 or January 2019 were:

MSc: £7,835

PGDip: £6,268

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019 or January 2020

Tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are yet to be confirmed.

As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in September 2018 or January 2019 were:

MSc: £19,070

PGDip: £15,256

Entry requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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