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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Space and Climate Physics

UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory is the UK’s largest university space science group. We offer a unique environment at the forefront of space science research and space instrumentation development, and we work closely with international collaborators in academic institutions across the world, and major space agencies and space industry partners such as NASA, ESA, JAXA and Astrium, for example. Our students have many opportunities to interact with international colleagues both in academia and industry through conference attendance and collaboration, both at MSSL and outside, which builds important contacts and promotes transferable skills development for the future. Former students have gone on to pursue successful careers in academia, the space industry, government funded research, public policy and engagement, teaching, finance and IT.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Space and Climate Physics MPhil/PhD FT3, PT5
Space Science and Engineering: Space Science MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT
Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT
Systems Engineering Management MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, PT
Technology Management MSc FT

Student/staff ratios

  • 24 staff
  • 47 taught students
  • 41 research students


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Student View

"The department offers a huge variety of seminars where I learn much more than just about my specific research topic. We are always motivated to participate at workshops and conferences. In under one year I have already been to three conferences, including one in Germany."

Beate Franke

Degree: PhD

Subject: Statistical Science, Faculty: Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Student View

"It has been eye-opening and inspiring as we've learnt to pick apart assumptions about how science is done; being able to tackle scientific debates with a sociological and philosophical mind is fascinating."

Raquel Velho

Degree: Science, Technology, Medicine and Society MSc

Subject: Science and Technology Studies, Faculty: Mathematical and Physical Sciences