Teaching and learning
The taught part of the MSc (which is also the PGDip course) runs for six months, comprising a mix of lectures, computational and practical workshops, lab work, seminars, project based learning, independent learning and team working activities. Assessment is a mix of exams, continuous assessment and course work.
Some of the seminars and course material will be delivered by industrial partners and experts in the space industry including international collaborators with honorary positions at the University of Leicester.
The project part of the MSc covers the next six months, during which time you will have the opportunity to interact with expert mentors and project supervisors from academia and industry.
The SEEDS MSc challenged me to design a space mission from scratch – in my case, a human mission to Mars. During the design phase, I also had the opportunity to travel to three other European institutions that specialise in space science and engineering – it was a fantastic experience.