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Aberystwyth University: MSc Space Engineering

Institution Aberystwyth University View institution profile
Department Department of Physics
Study type Taught


The MSc in Space Engineering at Aberystwyth University is the perfect choice for graduates with a first degree in a STEM subject who wish to develop knowledge and skills relevant to Space Exploration. You will be taught by experts in Space Science and Technology and will be given the opportunity to undertake project work alongside active researchers who are members of international teams and space missions studying the Sun, the Moon, planets and exoplanets.

In the UK the space sector aims to achieve a 10% share of the estimated £400 billion per annum global space market by 2030, and here in Wales, the target is a 5% market share (Wales: A Sustainable Space Nation, 2022). As such there is an ongoing need for suitably qualified and technically competent engineering graduates within the space and allied sectors. Designed to meet the needs of students pursuing a career in research as well as those seeking to expand their professional skills for a career in industry, this course will prepare you for a successful career in the UK and international space agencies, defence sectors and allied fields.

An MSc in Space Engineering will give you the opportunity to tackle the challenges of Space Exploration. You will undertake project work alongside active researchers whose global reach makes this a truly international course that crosses continents. Staff expertise in modelling, visualisation, ground-based experimentation and space instrumentation (with specialisms in photonics and robotics) are also core features of this exciting new course that brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience that cuts across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business at the University.

The range of modules available provides you with a fundamental knowledge of the Solar System and beyond and an appreciation of the technology and skills required to explore extra-terrestrial space, including design, observation, measurement, analysis, communication and project management.

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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth UniversityThe University and Town  

Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. The University offers a range of research and taught postgraduate programmes, with students from across the world choosing to study here.  

Aberystwyth is a cosmopolitan market town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The University’s scenic location (part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere) provides a beautiful place to explore and unwind in-between studying.   

Aberystwyth has a welcoming and inclusive community with a vibrant social life and culture, which …

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