MSSL is UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 35 satellite missions and over 200 rocket experiments.
MSSL offers a range of taught post-graduate courses in space science and technology, space risk and disaster reduction, technology management, complex projects and systems engineering management. We also offer a range of PhD degree opportunities.
UCL Space & Climate Physics graduate programmes are taught by those at the forefront of research, and individual research projects offer students the opportunity to participate directly in that research. The department has many international hardware collaborations, and the students on our MSc Space Science and Engineering pathways are able to get a taste of the process of designing a space mission through a final group project.
MSSL delivers a broad, cutting-edge science programme, underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.
Our scientific research ranges from cosmology and the study of extra-galactic objects, to studies of the Sun, the planets and their moons, the Earth, and humans working and living in space. We also research and develop the next generation of space instrumentation. Our research is supported through UK research councils, the UK Space Agency, European and other grants and contracts.
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