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Master Programme in Space Science and Technology

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The joint Master Program in Space Science and Technology – Space Master, is based on the previous Erasmus Mundus education and is arranged in cooperation between LTU and leading European space universities.

Space Master offers wide experience ranging from cross-disciplinary laboratory and computer simulation environments to concrete situations such as experiments with balloons, rockets, and satellites. The first year is common for all students and takes place at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus. In the second year you will study at one of the partner universities, which have different fields of expertise in space science and technology. During the fourth semester students perform their Master thesis projects. More information


During the first year of the program you will acquire knowledge about physical processes in planetary and interplanetary environments; spacecraft orbits, attitudes, subsystems and communication aspects; space borne scientific instrumentation and polar atmosphere phenomena.
Based on your choice, merits, and place availability you will then, during the secound year, further your studies within one of the specialisms offered by our planned partner universities:

  • Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures - Cranfield University,
  • Space Automation and Control - Czech Technical University in Prague,
  • Space Technique and Instrumentation; or Astrophysics, Space Science and Planetology - Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier,
  • Atmospheric and Space Science; or Space Technology and Instrumentation - Luleå University of Technology. 

Education in Sweden is free of charge for students from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. However, participation in the program will incur other costs such as accommodation expenses, living allowance, travel costs, and tuition fees as applicable at respective international partner university. The students are solely liable to finding their own financial means to cover these and other costs associated with participation in this program.

Labour market

The main advantage of SpaceMaster is ‘broadened horizons’. Our alumni work with space research, technology and engineering. They are employed by international space organisations, companies and research organisation, e.g.  the European Space Agency, French Space Agency, German Space Agency, Airbus, OHB Sweden and Swedish Institute of Space Physics. The education is an excellent foundation for students aiming at an academic research career.

Master Programme in Space Science and Technology
Kiruna, Normal teaching, Autumn 2019

Startdatum 2019-09-02, v.36 2019
Day-time, 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.

Documented skills in English language.

More information about English language requirements»


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

Closed for application

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Questions about the programme

For detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us. For questions about application, admission, eligibility, and fees, please see information above.

Victoria Barabash

Victoria Barabash, Senior Lecturer

Organisation: 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

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