About this course
Fuel your fascination for space and the technologies used to investigate it. On this course you’ll explore a wide range of subjects, from the essentials of astronomy through to satellite design and space weather. You’ll also benefit from the latest space science research.
With the global space market set to almost double by 2030, your skills will be in high demand. This degree will also prepare you for further study at PhD level.
You’ll examine phenomena that can only be monitored from space, such as geomagnetic storms and solar wind, and combine your physics knowledge with space engineering principles to learn about spacecraft design.
A Tenerife study trip is another high point. Working as part of an international and interdisciplinary team, you’ll design a space-based telescope and its instrumentation, and plan its launch.
Throughout your degree you’ll study the core physics subjects of the Masters degree course, but with an emphasis on space science.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics and offers an academic scholarship scheme worth up to £20,000, plus an unconditional offer based on a competitive exam taken at applicant visit days.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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