Space science is the study of natural phenomena beyond Earth bound experiments. The primary topics of the course are astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. Astronomy is principally the study of making observations of space. Given the large amount of data available to astronomers, the processing techniques must be very novel to handle all this in a timely fashion. This has led to many industrial applications in finance, gaming, and many other industries. The Programme offers the possibility to tackle some of the major problems plaguing space science ranging from designing new radio astronomy antennas to be implemented in radio astronomy project to how alternative theories of gravity would modify cosmological dynamics.
Primarily, this programme serves as a feeder course if you are intending to further your studies to PhD level in cosmology or astrophysics in general. However, there are a number of other opportunities available once you successfully graduate. These vary wide and are dependent on the particular nature of the problem you choose to tackle.