The Politics of Space Security and Space Law,

Start date:

2021

Course information

UK/EU fee £600

International fee £600

Taught by Politics and International Relations

Contact
Bleddyn Bowen
bb215@leicester.ac.uk

Develop and expand your staff and organisation’s comprehension of UK and international space policy, security and international space law with recognised and leading space policy and law experts.

Course description

Course description

The University of Leicester is offering a new research-led and practitioner-informed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course on the politics of space security, space policy, and international space law and regulations.

This CPD is geared towards professionals of all levels and organisations of any size involved in any part of the space sector, be it military, civil, commercial, or academic.

Space policy and space power have never been as visible or important in national security and international relations as before. Many new actors and sectors are waking up to the fact that outer space is more than just rocket science – it’s a place that has real opportunities and impacts for almost every sector of political and economic activity on Earth. The democratisation of space and increasing commercialisation of space sectors is leading to a new wave of space activities.

Yet the realities of the politics, laws, and history of outer space is not well-known outside of niche communities in both academic and practitioner worlds. This presents a challenge to many professionals and organisations in the global space sector.

This one-day CPD seeks to help address this knowledge gap in industry, policy, and expert communities who are getting to grips with the vast possibilities of the Space Age and what space policy both in the UK and further afield means for them.

Whether your staff or organisation is new to the field or well-established in the space community, this course will offer research-led insights from our resident world-leading academic expert on astropolitics and military space power, Dr Bleddyn Bowen, as well as cutting edge practical wisdom in space laws and regulations from Joanne Wheeler MBE.

Requesting a bespoke/specialist CPD

We are happy to discuss any bespoke CPD or training day(s) if you wish to focus on a particular subject in space security/policy/law. 

We are happy to deliver our standard CPD on a particular date of your choosing, subject to availability from our expert tutors.

Please email our Professional Learning Manager guy.peters@leicester.ac.uk to see how we can meet your specific requirements.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

You must have a good command of the English language as this course will be taught in English.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

£600

For large group bookings, please contact skills@space-park.co.uk

International Students

£600

For large group bookings, please contact skills@space-park.co.uk

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

This CPD seeks to help address this knowledge gap in industry, policy, and expert communities who are only getting to grips with the vast possibilities of the Space Age and what space policy, law, and security both in the UK and further afield means for them.

Whether your staff or organisation is new to the field or well-established in the space community, this course will offer research-led insights from our resident world-leading academic expert on astropolitics and military space power, Dr Bleddyn Bowen, PhD, FHEA as well as cutting edge practical wisdom, experience, and insight in space laws and regulations from Joanne Wheeler MBE, FRAeS.

Course structure

Typical content

Typical content

The CPD will cover topics such as:

  • An introduction to the military history of space
  • The politics of space infrastructure
  • Spacepower and the international politics of space
  • Global military space power
  • International and domestic space laws
  • Global Governance and international institutions in space

Minor amendments may occur to the programme as delivered.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

This CPD is delivered online via video-conferencing software.

This CPD is delivered in one day.

Please note that attendance on each date is capped at 20 students.

The course focuses on:

  • Providing intellectual substance and inspiration on space policy and law drawing from our substantive research and experience;
  • Introducing you to fundamental realities of the political, military, and legal dimensions of outer space;
  • Outlining the challenges and opportunities facing everyone involved in the global space sector;
  • Challenging you to think strategically and holistically about politics, power, and law in space in a course designed by a certified Fellow of the Higher Education Academy;
  • Encouraging free and rigorous debate and discussion in a small-group seminar teaching structure;
  • Equipping you with the tools to continue your education and research after and beyond the CPD itself; and
  • Providing an opportunity to network with others in the space sector.

Course dates

18 June 2021

Future dates TBC

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Applications will open when the next course dates are confirmed.