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.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018
New 2018 cohort joins MPhil programme

We welcome the MPhil '18 class to SpaceLab. The new class began the Space Studies programme with the Space and Society course in the last week of February.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 09:30
SpaceLab students coauthor book on space resource utilisation

A MPhil '16 class Team Project on policy and legal aspects of space resource utilization has just recently been published as a book by Springer. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 08:30
MPhil student Holly Snell completes her MPhil dissertation

SpaceLab masters student Holly Snell completed her MPhil dissertation titled "Modelling and testing the effects of space radiation on space-borne electronic components."  She will graduate in April 2018.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 00:15
Kechil Kirkham awarded a distinction for her MPhil dissertation

SpaceLab masters student Kechil Kirkham has been awarded a distinction for her MPhil dissertation titled "The user concept in the space industry and how this frames satellite missions, with a focus on social development in Africa"

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 23:45