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Master Programme in Space Science and Technology

Lulea University of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

Master Programme in Space Science and TechnologyThe Master

Programme in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster provides top-class research and professional oriented modules in space science and technology for students from the whole world. The educational cooperation is supported by scientific and industrial space organisations, thus providing direct contacts with professional research and industry.

Students who complete the Master Programme in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster receive Master Diploma certificates from two European universities.

The Course Consortium consists of six European universities, two Third-Country universities and five associated members. The European universities are:

  • Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (LTU)
  • Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany (JMUW)
  • Cranfield University, UK(CU)
  • Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (TKK)
  • CzechTechnicalUniversity, Prague, Czech Republic (CTU)
  • Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, France (UPS)

 The Third-Country universities are:

  •  The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Japan (UT)
  • Utah State University, USA(USU)

Associated members of the Master Programme in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster are:

  • Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
  • Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
  • EISCAT (European Incoherent Scatter) Scientific Association (EISCAT)
  • Honeywell International s.r.o.
  • European Aeronautics Defence and Space Company, Innovation Works Division (EADS)

During two years of full time studies in the Master Programme in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster, students obtain cross-disciplinary theoretical knowledge and practical skills by using the available space scientific facilities such as satellites, rockets, landers, stratospheric balloons, radars, robots, space and remote sensing instruments.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster Course has a common first year for all students. The first semester takes place at JMUW. The second semester takes place at LTU. During the third semester, the students are distributed among the six European universities. During the forth semester the students perform their Master thesis projects at six European universities, two Third-Country universities and associate members. The thesis work is strongly connected to the current research and performs usually in collaboration with the space industry.

The Erasmus Mundus scholarships from EACEA are available for EU and non-EU students. The Erasmus mobility scholarships are available during the second year. Additional scholarships are available from the Swedish Institute.

The Course is given in English.


Luleå University of Technology, Department of Space Science, Kiruna, Sweden (Space and Atmospheric Science; Space Technology and Instrumentation)

Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany (Automation, Control and Communication of Space Robotics)

Cranfield University, UK (Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures)

 Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (Space Robotics and Automation Technology)

Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic (Space Automation and Control)

Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France (Space Technique and Instrumentaiton; Astrophysics, Space Science and Planetology)

Labour market

The students who have graduated from the Master Programme in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster have a wide and deep competence and therefore are ready to work within the modern and most technologically advanced areas: fundamental space research, space technology and engineering, applied engineering and electronics. The added value of the SpaceMaster Course compared with other courses in the same field can be summarised as:

• Structured cooperation between the academic institutions and industry;

• The education is influenced by current advances in research and develpoment;

• Increased intercultural understanding and integration;

• A wide range of specializations that improves career prospects of students;

• International network after the graduation;•promotion of the join research projects.

Master Programme in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster students work today at ESTEC-ESA, SSC, EADS, Astrium, DLR, Volvo Aero, LKAB, European universities and space companies around the world.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Master Diploma certificates from 2 European universities


Alumni Sara Gidlund from Luleå University of Technology who studied space engineering department, talks about her experience in the north. Now working as an experiment coordinator at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands, Sara got her experience in the north and knowledge about space while living in Luleå´s climate. Currently, Sara works with scientists, politicians, and the space industry in order for innovative space projects to get funding. Sara believes that Luleå University of Technology gave her the chance to live out her dream of working in space.

About this institute

Lulea University of Technology

Lulea University of Technology

The Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is a world-class research and educational institution, and is the northernmost university of technology in all of Scandinavia. LTU cooperates with companies in order to provide students with a real-world context for their studies...

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Lulea University of Technology

Rymdcampus, E10
981 28 Kiruna

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