Space Exploration Systems MSc, PGDip

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 28,739

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
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.

What's the difference?

  • The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) has all the same taught modules as the MSc but without the research project or the placement. If you graduate with a PGDip you can upgrade to an MSc by completing the project component at a later date.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 BSc, BEng, MPhys, MEng or Masters (or equivalent) in Physics or Engineering.
  • We may consider applicants with a 2:2, or a degree in another science subject, on a case-by-case basis.

English Language 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.

MA/MSc modules

Core modules

  • Exploring Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries
  • Ethical Practice: Access, Liberation, and Organisational Change
  • Activist Practice: Methods of Empowerment
  • Museums and Transformation: Evidencing Need and Assessing the Impact of Socially Engaged Practice

Option modules

Choose four option modules from:

  • Objects and Collections: Care, Management and Curation
  • Cultural Management and Marketing
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Museums and the Natural Environment
  • Heritage
  • Digital
  • Practice
  • Plus your Dissertation
  • A Master of Science (MSc) can be awarded in preference to a Master of Arts (MA) where the dissertation concerns a science collection or museum, or where the nature of the investigation can be termed 'scientific'.
  • PGDip modules

Core modules

  • Exploring Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries
  • Ethical Practice: Access, Liberation, and Organisational Change
  • Activist Practice: Methods of Empowerment
  • Museums and Transformation: Evidencing Need and Assessing the Impact of Socially Engaged Practice

Option modules

Choose four option modules from:

  • Objects and Collections: Care, Management and Curation
  • Cultural Management and Marketing
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Museums and the Natural Environment
  • Heritage
  • Digital

Practiceore Modules

Core modules

  • Foundations of Professional Space Science and Engineering
  • Engineering Design Case Study
  • Systems Engineering and Spacecraft Systems
  • Spaceflight Dynamics and Propulsion
  • Space and Planetary Environment, Planetary Surfaces
  • Spacecraft Instrumentation for Space and Planetary Science

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Human Spaceflight and Nuclear Systems
  • Advanced Spacecraft Engineering
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Plus your Major Project (MSc Only)

Optional Placement

  • The SEEDS (Space Exploration Development Systems) international placement is an optional extra project during which you will work in multidisciplinary teams on topical space exploration research projects, designed in collaboration with advisors from the space industry.
  • Leicester's partners in SEEDS are the Politecnico di Torino in Italy and the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in France. All three institutions have strong links with the space industry, a heritage of space research and exploration, and high-level expertise in the delivery of teaching. You will spend two months at each institution and will be required to cover basic travel and subsistence costs. The course is taught in English at all three sites.
  • The international SEEDS programme is supported and endorsed by the Italian (ASI), French (CNES) and UK Space Agencies, as well as Thales Alenia Space, ALTEC and numerous other companies and institutions.
  • Optional Major Project International Placement: Space Exploration Development Systems (SEEDS)

PGCert modules

  • Exploring Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries
  • Ethical Practice: Access, Liberation, and Organisational Change
  • Activist Practice: Methods of Empowerment
  • Museums and Transformation: Evidencing Need and Assessing the Impact of Socially Engaged Practice
     

 

  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee. 
  • Starting in September 2021
  •  MSc: £8,190
  •  PGDip: £6,550
  •  If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • Find out more about scholarships and funding. 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you're eligible. (MSc only; not available for PGDip) 

Additional costs 

  • This course has an optional module (PA7092), available for students who wish to choose a European placement, which will involve extra costs for European travel and accommodation. Costs will vary depending on accommodation options and prices provided by international partner universities, variable travel costs and exchange rates.

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