Study

As the only University anywhere in the world that has a sustained programme of building complete satellites, performing mission planning and working with international launch we are uniquely placed to provide a range of programmes across all levels.

Postgraduate research (PhD) course

The PhD is a widely respected and highly regarded qualification which certifies that the holder is a highly competent, professional, self-motivated achiever.

Studentships

Development of low-cost electric propulsion concepts for small satellite applications

Funding information:
Funding is available for home/EU students of up to £19,037 (£14,777 bursary and £4,260 tuition fees) in the first year and will be increased every year to cover the cost of both fees and bursary up to three years.

Satellite systems security

Funding information:
Open for EU/UK students only. The appointed candidate will receive a PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years within which the candidate is expected to submit their thesis. This stipend is significantly higher than an average UK PhD stipend. Additional funding is available to support conferences, travel and engagement with the NCC Group.

Exploiting the UK and global soil moisture sensor network to provide space weather alerts for aviation and critical infrastructure

Funding information:
As a NERC PhD student, you will receive a stipend (similar to a wage, but tax-free) and your university fees will be paid. You will also have funding for participation in conferences, fieldwork and visits to the partners co-supervising your project.

Projects

Much of the research we conduct span these boundaries and include participants from more than one group. Alternative projects are very often formulated through discussions between prospective students and individual staff members, so if there is an area that interests you but you are unable to find the specific project listed, please please contact a relevant member of staff to discuss further.

Surrey Space Centre research papers

Browse or search the University's Research Publication Archive (SRI).