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Space Science & Technology

MSc Space Science & Technology

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

You will receive broad exposure to all areas of Space Science & Technology, from understanding the detector payload and spacecraft requirements to space mission design, project management and proposal writing. 

- Open to all graduates of Science, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
- Design your own curriculum
- Workshop sessions with senior industry practitioners

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2.2 award in an honours degree in Physical Science, Maths,Computer Science or Engineering. (NFQ Level 8 or International equivalent) .

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


1 year full time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include space research (mission specialist, payload scientist, mission planner), space-based applications (Earth observation and environmental monitoring, satellite navigation, telecommunications, space weather, radiation science, spacecraft engineering, manned space flight, space tourism), and enabling technology propulsion (simulations and testing orbital mechanics and materials).

Top European employers include Airbus, Thales, Moog, Curtiss-Wright, and ESA. The MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone to PhD research.

Related Programmes
MSc Physics (Negotiated Learning) FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dr Deirdre Coffey
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 2823

Subjects taught

The Space Environment PHYC40660

Applications of Space Science PHYC40730

Space Sector Professional Skills PHYC40740

Satellite Subsystems PHYC40810

Physics Research Project 30 PHYC40840

Space Detector Laboratory (10) PHYC40870

Space Mission Design (10) PHYC40880

Foundations of Fluid Mechanics ACM30200

Numerical Algorithms ACM40290

Remote Sensing ARCH41070 Data Science in Python COMP41680

Planetary Geomorphology GEOG30790

Technical Comms (Online) MEEN40820

Stellar Astrophysics & Astronomical Techniques PHYC30100

Galaxies, Observational Cosmology & the Interstellar Medium PHYC40030

Theoretical Astrophysics PHYC40360

Physics Demonstrating\Tutoring PHYC40570


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is ideal for any graduate of Science, Engineering, Computing or Maths who wants to apply their undergraduate expertise in the Space sector.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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