Welcome to the UCT SpaceLab
SpaceLab is a new platform created to promote multidisciplinary education and research in space science and technology at the University of Cape Town.
MPhil specialising in Space Studies
The University of Cape Town offers a multi-disciplinary Masters degree in Space Studies, with the possibility to upgrade to a PhD. We invite outstanding candidates to apply for this new programme.
Space in South Africa
South Africa has a rich heritage of participation in the Space Age. Now the country is gearing itself to play a more active role in the global space arena.


Monday, 29 May 2017
Ulpha Ismail joins SpaceLab as new Programme Administrator

Ms Ulpha Ismail has joined the UCT SpaceLab team as our new Postgraduate Programmes Administrator. Ms Ismail is a Bachelor of Social Science graduate of UCT and she has previously worked in the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences.  In her new role at UCT, she will be responsible for the promotion and development of the UCT SpaceLab postgraduate programmes and will oversee the administrative aspects relating to programme participants.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:15
MPhil Orientation Lectures open to registered UCT students: 15-16 Feb

Orientation lectures for the 2017 MPhil in Space Studies are voluntary for MPhil students and open to any registered UCT student interested to find out more about the Space Studies programme.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 13:00
The 2017 MPhil programme kicks off with the Space and Society course

The 2017 programme for the MPhil in Space Studies officially started on Monday the 20th of February, with the EEE5124Z Space and Society course.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:30
SpaceLab student presents Sprite research at AGU Fall Meeting

SpaceLab doctoral student Stanislaus Nnadih had an opportunity to present his doctoral research work on observations of sprites at the American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting in San Francisco. 

Publication Date:
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 15:30