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MScApplied Meteorology and Climatology

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Weather and climate are integral parts of the Earth system. The monitoring of meteorological variables, together with the knowledge and modelling of underlying processes, are key to understanding our interaction with the natural environment.

This programme provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors. The course also demonstrates how these create opportunities or pose problems for the successful operation of natural and human systems. Our aim is that upon graduation you will be able to compete for careers in Meteorology and Climatology

Programme structure

The programme was initiated in 1963 and developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it.

Skills gained

The programme aims to:

Provide training in theoretical and applied aspects of atmospheric physics and dynamics, quantitative modelling techniques, weather forecasting, climate prediction and observation of atmospheric processes.

Equip you with the skills of quantitative and statistical analysis with regards to atmospheric data processing and management.

Enable you to apply theoretical concepts and analytical techniques to the resolution of environmental and socio-economic problems that have an atmospheric origin.

Develop your independent research ability.

Convert participants with non-environmental backgrounds to applied meteorologists and climatologists.

Develop your communication skills using traditional and IT-based media.

Career opportunities

The MSc course in Applied Meteorology and Climatology was initiated in 1963/64. It was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand still continues. For example, over the period of the last decade, about 45 percent of graduates from the course have entered employment directly related to applied meteorology and climatology, while 37 percent have taken up research posts in this area

Examples of the destinations for graduates are:

The UK Met Office;
MeteoGroup (London);
Weathernews UK Ltd (Aberdeen and Japan);
The Weather Services International (Birmingham);
Vaisala TMI (Birmingham);

PhD studies in various universities including:

University of East Anglia,
University of Central London,
University of British Columbia in Canada.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States