Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc (Space Science) FT / PT

HKU is offering an exciting new Taught Postgraduate Master of Science in the field of Space Science. Modern Space Science is a highly multi-disciplinary field that encompasses a broad range of sub-disciplines, from astrophysics, to aerospace engineering, electronics, remote sensing, and space exploration. China has recently been investing heavily in Space Science, launching 39 satellites in 2018 alone, over twice as many as in 2017 and more than any other country in the world. Given its status as a global metropolis, its strong international links, and its location in the "Greater Bay Area" (GBA), Hong Kong is ideally placed to capitalize on the growth of China in the area of Space Science. The establishment, in 2016, of the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), combined with our strong ties to leading space institutes across the world and in Mainland China1 makes HKU the ideal place for a Taught Master Programme in Space Science. Our programme taps into our strengths in high-energy astrophysics, planetary sciences, statistics, and engineering, while leveraging our connections with elite Mainland and global partners. Our MSc will provide a basic foundation to enter this exciting field, with promising employment opportunities, both in the public and private sectors, in China, and worldwide.

1 Nanjing University (NJU, China), Zhejiang University (ZJU, China), National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology (SAST), CNNC and Chinese Institute for Atomic Energy (CIAE), Beijing Institute for Science and Mechanical Electricity (BISME), DFH Satellite Company LTD (China), Dongguan Science & Technology Bureau, KAVLI Institute at Peking University (PKU, China), Greater Bay Area Alliance (GBA, China), Joint Innovation Centre for Space Science (China), China Space Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CSU, CAS), Padova-CISAS (Italy), National History Museum (UK).

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, including daytime, evening and occasional meetings scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays for field trips and site visits)

Part Time (two years, including evening and occasional meetings scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays for field trips and site visits)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science (e.g. Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences) or Engineering (e.g. Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical).

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
Professor Quentin Parker
Tel: 2241 5932
Fax: 2559 9152

Dr Pablo Saz Parkinson
Tel: 3962 1433
Fax: 2989 6029

Tel: 3917 5287