Study @ UCL

Through the Centre for Space Exoplanet Data, there are a number of study opportunities available to you at UCL. Please take the time to have a look through the programmes that we offer and if you have any questions regarding any of our courses, please do not hesitate to contact us using the Contact Form on the Find Us and Contact page.

Masters Programmes

MSc in Planetary Science

The MSc programme in Planetary Science has a curriculum which is drawn from a variety of academic departments within UCL, including Physics and Astronomy, Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), Earth Sciences, Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck College. This programme is offered as a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time course.

MSc Astrophysics

The MSc programme in Astrophysics aims to provide students with a sound knowledge of the underlying principles which form a thorough basis for careers in these and related fields, enable students to develop insights into the techniques used in current projects and allow an in-depth experience of a particular specialised research area. This programme is offered as a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time course. Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) is offered as a 9 months full-time or 2 years part-time course.

MSc in Scientific Computing

The Scientific Computing program aims to produce highly computationally skilled scientists and engineers capable of applying numerical methods and critical evaluation of their results to their field in science or engineering. It brings together best practice in computing with cutting edge science and fills in the computing gap in traditional science, engineering and mathematics programs. This programme is offered as a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time course and is worth 180 credits.

BSc and MSci Courses

BSc and MSci Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences MSci & BSc degrees are intended as an entry route for high-level professional employment or postgraduate education.

BSc Astrophysics

Astrophysics makes demands across a broad frontier of technologies: materials science, optics and electronics. This three-year programme teaches students to apply their knowledge of physics to astronomical observation and to the interpretation of the data and images obtained.

MSci Astrophysics

This four-year programme offers an additional year of study on top of the Astrophysics BSc, during which students have the opportunity to specialise further by taking advanced optional modules, and undertaking a research project.


Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science (DIS)

DIS encompasses a wide range of areas in the field of ‘big-data’ including the collection, storage and analysis of large datasets, as well as the use of complex models, algorithms and machine learning techniques to interpret the data. The Centre will primarily carry out research in STFC’s flagship Data Intensive Science projects, in High Energy Physics and Astronomy, which have been at the forefront of DIS research for several decades and provide the ideal training ground for DIS.