Planetary Science and Life in the Universe at University of Cambridge - UCAS

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Course summary

The course encompasses several different educational and societal objectives: Societal demand for multi-domain expertise to tackle the challenges posed by observing and modelling complex systems; The need to train postgraduate students with high levels of multidisciplinary fluency and team working skills; and, A demand for highly trained research scientists able to drive data analysis on feature-rich sets of data from diverse sources. The course has four primary objectives for the training it will provide students: To develop students’ expertise in the techniques used to study planets, from the Earth’s deepest past to the solar system planets and on to exoplanets; To give students a working knowledge of the structure of life, its essential physical-chemical requirements, and its impacts on planetary environments; To ensure students get essential practical experience in running a research project in a team; and, To build students’ capacity in modern data handling techniques and convey an awareness of the wide range of academic and industrial applications of these skills.


Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II.i Honours Degree. If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country. Students will need to be familiar with matrix algebra, calculus, statistics, and to be able to work with and solve differential equations. Prior coding experience is essential (of at least 40 hours or equivalent).


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Planetary Science and Life in the Universe at University of Cambridge - UCAS