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Master Programme in Space Science and Technology

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Space Science and Technology provides top-class research and professional oriented modules in space science and technology for students from across the world. The educational cooperation is supported by scientific and industrial space organisations.

During two years of full-time studies the students obtain cross-disciplinary theoretical knowledge and practical skills by using the available space scientific facilities such as satellites, rockets, landers, stratospheric balloons, radar systems, robots and space instruments. Students receive Master Diploma certificates from two European universities. The Course Consortium consists of six European universities, two Third-Country universities and five associated members.


Participating Universities: 
  • Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (LTU)
  • Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany (JMUW)
  • Cranfield University, UK(CU)
  • Aalto University, Finland (AALTO)
  • CzechTechnical University, Prague, Czech Republic (CTU)
  • Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, France (UPS)
  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Japan (UT)
  • Utah State University, USA(USU)
The course has a compulsory first year of studies for all students. The first semester takes place at JMUW, and the second semester at LTU. During the third semester the students are distributed among the six European universities within the consortium. During the forth semester the students conduct their Master thesis projects at one of the six European partner universities, The University of Tokyo, Utah State University or at any of the associate consortium members.The thesis work is usually linked to ongoing research projects and performed in collaboration with space industry.

Labour market

Graduated students have wide and deep competence and are ready to  work within the modern and most technologically advanced areas, i.e. fundamental space research, space technology and engineering, applied engineering and electronics. SpaceMaster gives you an international network. Graduates are today employed at ESTEC-ESA, SSC, EADS, Astrium, DLR, Volvo Aero, LKAB, European universities and space companies around the world.

Kiruna, Normal, Autumn 2017

Startdatum 2017-08-28, v.35 2017
Daytime, 100%

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a basic engineering program or a Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS in the areas of physics (space, plasma, atmospheric, nuclear, particle, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics), space science, planetology, astronomy, atmospheric science, remote sensing, numerical simulations, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, space engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics, automation, communication, electronics, mechatronics, control theory or equivalent. A minimum of 22.5 ECTS in mathematics at the university level is required. Applicants with earlier studies in Sweden must hold a "Kandidatexamen" in a relevant field or if the applicant is enrolled in European Diploma engineering programmes, or the equivalent, he/she must have completed at least three years of his/her studies.

Documented skills in English language.

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

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Victoria Barabash

Victoria Barabash, Senior Lecturer

Organization: Atmospheric science, Space Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)980 67532
Room: 1121 - Kiruna»
Anette Snällfot-Brändström

Anette Snällfot-Brändström, Education Administrator

Organization: VSS-SRT, VSS-STU, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Professional Support
Phone: +46 (0)980 67542
Room: 1123 - Kiruna»