Renewing the future – ISU Master of Space Studies Program

ISU is pleased to announce that over the coming months it will be conducting a reimagining and renewal of its highly successful Master of Space Studies (MSS) program.

Since its inception in 1995 this core ISU program - encapsulating ISU’s international, intercultural and interdisciplinary approach to space education - has produced multi-skilled graduates able to meet the demands of the space sector, whether in government, industry or academia. As the MSS approaches its 20th year, ISU is committed to reviewing its achievements to date, promoting its most successful aspects and identifying new areas for innovation in order to provide its graduates with the maximum opportunity to develop their subsequent careers.

As a result, in time for the start of MSS15 (academic year 2014-2015), ISU will be examining the structure of the MSS program with the aim of enhancing its interdisciplinary nature still further, while offering additional opportunities to its students. It is anticipated that optional/elective modules will form part of the new MSS, together with the possibility of students taking a second ‘thesis year’. At the same time, the current two possible end qualifications will be focused into a single one (MSS).

Overview of MSS Program

student_circle_ca_internships_3.jpgThe ISU Master of Space Studies (MSS) program is designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.


During their studies students will:

  • Broaden their knowledge of space activities and issues.
  • Develop the necessary skills to work effectively in a "3i" environment: international - interdisciplinary - intercultural.
  • Interact with professionals working in the heart of the industry.
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills in a space context.

The program is divided into 5 modules and students successfully completing all 5 modules will be awarded a degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Space Studies.

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