Taught course

Space Physiology and Health

King's College London · Department of Physiology

Entry requirements

Normally minimum 2:1 first degree or equivalent in related subject (Physiology, Biomedical / Biological Sciences, Sports & Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, Medicine).

Months of entry


Course content

The Space Physiology and Health MSc will provide you with advanced theoretical and practical training in the physiology, psychology and operational medicine of humans exposed to or working in the Space environment.

You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits from a research project and dissertation.

This programme will provide opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas:

  • The physiological effects of the space environment upon humans and of the methods employed to mitigate such effects.
  • Experimentation methods appropriate to investigate the physiological effects of the space environment and those employed to mitigate such effects.
  • Instrumentation, calibration, data acquisition and the analysis of results while applying the appropriate statistical methods.
  • The effect of the space environment upon human behaviour and performance.
  • The practical implications of disease and physical deconditioning in space-faring humans and the practices required to counter and manage such events.
  • The characteristics and practices associated with medical and life science research environments in space.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr David Green, Lecturer of Human & Aerospace Physiology
+44 (0)207 848 8176