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 MSS14 (academic year 2013-2014), 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).
The existing academic links with the ISU symposium will be strengthened and the nature and role of professional visits will be enhanced, together with an additional emphasis on the importance of professional networking and personal contact with the many members of the global space community who visit ISU each year.