What can I study for Space Science & Technology MSc

In summary, the individual is currently pursuing an MSc in Space Science and Technology and is in the process of choosing a thesis topic. They have a background in engineering, celestial dynamics, astronomy, and planetary science at the postgraduate level. They are interested in theoretical physics and cosmology but are seeking inspiration for a suitable thesis topic. The suggestion is to discuss with a supervisor and prioritize finding one if not already chosen. It is also recommended to talk to potential supervisors in the department to learn about available projects. While it is beneficial for a student to have an idea in mind, it is not expected in most cases.
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I'm currently doing an MSc in Space Science and Technology. I've done engineering, celestial dynamics, astronomy and planetary science at postgrad level. I need to choose a thesis topic, and I'm a little short of ideas. I'm interested in theoretical physics and cosmology, but need inspiration for a suitable thesis topic. Any ideas of subjects to look into? I know it's very personal, but I might be able to get some inspiration...
 
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This is really a topic for discussion with your supervisor. If you haven't chosen a supervisor yet, make that a priority. Talk to all of the potential supervisors in your department and learn what kinds of projects they have available. From a supervisor's point of view, it's great when a student comes to you with an idea already in mind, but in most cases it's not expected.
 
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Related to What can I study for Space Science & Technology MSc

What is Space Science & Technology MSc?

Space Science & Technology MSc is a graduate degree program that focuses on the scientific study and technological advancements related to space exploration, including topics such as astrophysics, aerospace engineering, and planetary science.

What are the admission requirements for this program?

The admission requirements for Space Science & Technology MSc vary depending on the university, but typically include a bachelor's degree in a related field, strong academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. Some programs may also require scores from standardized tests such as the GRE or TOEFL.

What courses will I take in this program?

The specific courses for Space Science & Technology MSc will vary depending on the university and specialization, but common topics include orbital mechanics, space systems engineering, remote sensing, and space policy. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct research and complete a thesis or capstone project.

What career opportunities are available with this degree?

Graduates of Space Science & Technology MSc have a wide range of career opportunities, including working for space agencies, private companies, and research institutions. Some common job titles include aerospace engineer, astrophysicist, satellite systems specialist, and space policy analyst.

Is this program suitable for me if I do not have a background in science or engineering?

While a background in science or engineering may be beneficial, many universities offer introductory courses for students without a strong background in these subjects. Additionally, the program may offer specializations or elective courses that cater to students with different backgrounds, such as space law or science communication.

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