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Space and Climate Physics/Systems Engineering

At the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey, we’ve been developing leading-edge space research and technology for over 50 years. Our programmes draw on this experience and give you the chance to work on real-world projects.

Studying Space and Climate Physics & Systems Engineering

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The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is based in the Surrey Hills near Dorking and has been developing cutting-edge space research and space technology for over 50 years. MSSL contains the UCL Department for Space and Climate Physics, which runs five MSc courses, some in conjunction with the UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) and other UCL institutions. 

Our MSc programmes are designed to provide students with a sound knowledge of the underlying techniques and principles that form a thorough basis for careers in space technology, satellite communications and related fields. 

If you join us at UCL you will develop insights into the techniques used in current space missions and have the opportunity through project work to gain in-depth experience of a particular specialised area. You will also learn what it is like to be a member of a research team and acquire the skills necessary to work as an effective and productive member of a team. 

Academic profiles

Professor Andrew Fazakery - Head of Department

Professor Sarah Matthews - Programme Tutor (MSc Space Risks & Disaster Reduction and MSc Space Science and Engineering)

Ian Raper - Programme Tutor (MSc Systems Engineering Management) 

Professor Michael Emes - Programme Tutor (MSc Management of Complex Projects and MSc Technology Management)

Alumni Testimonials

Previous student testimonials

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