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The ISU Master of Space Studies Program (MSS) is intended for individuals seeking professional development, further academic study, or both, through a one- or two-year graduate degree program. For experienced professionals, the MSS supports career advancement, a shift of career within the space sector or a career move into the space sector.
For students  who wish to make their careers in space, the MSS supports entry into the sector through access to space agencies, space commerce, space research and related actors.

The MSS aims are to:

  • Provide an interdisciplinary, international, intercultural (3Is) Master’s course for highly-motivated students from a diverse range of educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Deliver high-quality 3Is education in the space domain and associated areas which both enhances students’ knowledge, skills and effectiveness and offers them the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • Maintain, promote and build productive links with the global space community, including ISU alumni, and use these to provide a contemporary ‘real-world’ dimension to the program.
  • Produce graduates capable of contributing effectively and holding responsible positions within the global space sector

The disciplines covered by the MSS are as follows:

3I Space (3IS) - The study and application of international, intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge in a space context.
Space Engineering (ENG) - The study and application of the design, implementation and operation of space vehicles and missions.
Space Sciences (SCI) - The study of thefundamental natural sciences of the cosmos together with aspects of the space environment and space-related technologies.
Human Performance in Space (HPS) - The study of biological, physiological, psychological, and medical changes during spaceflight, as well as the selection, training, and support for living and working in space.
Space Applications (APP) - The study and application of the practical benefits to humanity offered through access to space, primarily through Earth-orbiting satellites.
Space Management and Business (MGB) - The study of commercial and public space activities and the application of appropriate business and management techniques to these, with an emphasis on New Space Business and Enterpreneurship.
Space Policy, Economics and Law (PEL) - The study of policy, economics and law as applicable to the space sector and space activities.
Space Humanities (HUM) - The study of the social, cultural and personal domains as related to space activities and the application of related knowledge.