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Daisuke Kawata
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Jane Salton
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Why study at MSSL?

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics, is the largest University-based space science group in the UK. Offering a unique environment, with scientists at the forefront of space science research working alongside top engineers building and testing instruments for space. 

Our PhD students develop skills in public speaking, analytical techniques, innovation and motivation that make them highly attractive to potential employers. The close contact that the Laboratory enjoys with Space Agencies such as ESA and NASA, and with industrial research teams also encourages the development of transferrable skills such as project management which enhance job prospects post-PhD, both in academic circles and beyond. While over 50% of past MSSL PhD students still work in the field in which they did their PhD studies, many others have found employment in related disciplines.

There are opportunities available for students to study for a PhD by research in Astrophysics, Solar & Stellar Physics, Space Plasma Physics, Planetary Science, Imaging, Climate Physics and Photon and Particle Detector Development. 

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