The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL / Birkbeck



There are many opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study and research within the Centre for Planetary Sciences via our associated departments at UCL and Birkbeck.

Masters programmes 

In conjunction with the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck, the UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy offers an MSc in Planetary Science course:

Planetary Science MSc

MSc in Planetary Science

The MSc programme in Planetary Science has a curriculum which is drawn from a variety of academic departments within UCL, including Physics and Astronomy, Space and Climate Physics (also known as the Mullard Space Science Laboratory), Earth Sciences, and the Earth and Planetary Sciences group in the School of Natural Sciences at Birkbeck College, University of London.  Further information about this postgraduate taught course and how to apply can be found via the link below.

Planetary Science MSc


UCL and Birkbeck MSc courses are also available in Astrobiology, Space Science, Astrophysics, and Space Technology and Satellite Communications. Follow the links below for further information about the courses and how to apply to the relevant department/college:

Planetary Science PhD positions

We welcome applications for external research fellowships in the planetary sciences and related fields. These can be held at the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury, or at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey. If you have an interest in applying, please contact us as early as possible. Separate applications should be submitted to each potential host department.

BSc and MSci courses

UCL offers BSc and MSci Earth Sciences and Astrophysics courses with planetary modules:

Birkbeck offers a BSc in Planetary Exploration, and a Certificate in Planetary Science: