Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science
Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science, this qualification provides students with a wide-ranging overview of scientific measurement in the space environment, and will equip students with the skills required to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team.
Key features of the course
• Develops skills in conducting science in the space environment through the use of robotic experiments
• Explores current debates in space and planetary sciences using data from space missions.
To gain this qualification, you need 60 credits as follows:
60 credits from:
Space science (S818) 60
Next start: 28 Jan 2023
You should note that the University's unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 20 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.
Entry to this qualification will typically require a minimum of an honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in one of: physics, astronomy, geosciences, chemistry, engineering or mathematics.
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1 - 2 years.
How long it takes
The qualification can be completed within 12 months. The maximum time to complete is two years.
Post Course Info
This qualification is directly relevant to scientific and technical careers in the space sector. It is particularly relevant to roles that are concerned with acquisition, handing and interpretation of data obtained by space-based instrumentation.
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