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Dreaming of a Career in Space? Get Your Postgrad Degree

14 JAN 2015
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Space travel has historically been attributed to the Americans and the Russians, however Britain is now ranking as one of the top producers of scape scientists in the world. Space engineering courses are popping up in universities across the country, and the first official British astronaut Major Tim Peake is currently preparing for his first mission into space.

So what is a high school graduate, or university undergraduate supposed to do to get those elusive jobs at NASA? Well, first and foremost NASA has a website listing all the relevant degrees and they will hire from. These include:

  • Civil/Industrial Engineering
  • Physics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Geology

…and dozens more! That being said, most (if not all) of those new grads hired will have gotten a postgraduate degree such as an MSc (Master’s) or PhD (Doctorate). If you’re looking for some inspiration working with science, here are just some of the jobs that NASA offers:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Safety and Mission Assurance Officer
  • Director of Flight Programs
  • Reliability and Quality Assurance
  • Biological Studies
  • Medical Officer

Source: The Guardian