The Space Physiology & Health MSc course is a unique study programme that provides training for biomedical scientists and doctors with an interest in the biomedical issues associated with space exploration. International experts from academia, contractors and space agencies (including NASA) contribute to the course through seminars, extensive laboratory practicals and visits to the RAF and Space Agency (ESA & DLR) facilities.
- The course provides experiences with external partners including the Space Medicine Office at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne.
- Specialist subjects delivered by professionals from within the Space industry.
- Highly specialist study pathway that is the only one of its kind in Europe.
Who should take this course
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a related subject such as Physiology, Biomedical/Biological Sciences, Sports & Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine. Biomedical Engineering graduates, and possibly engineering and physical science graduates will be considered on a case by case basis.
Relevant experience(s) may also be considered.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You are required to take:
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology: from rest to exhaustive exercise (30 credits)
- Muscle and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
- Library Project in Space Physiology & Health (15 credits)
- Human Aerospace Physiology (15 credits)
- Space Physiology & Health (45 credits)
- Research Project in Space Physiology & Health (60 credits)
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
- Full time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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