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Applied Meteorology - MSc/PGDip

Course Description

About the course:
-Join a world-class Department with internationally leading research
-Study at one of only four universities to be part of
the Met Office Academic Partnership
-Work on a research project with one of over 30 industrial partners
-Gain hands-on experience through our field course, atmospheric observatory and professional forecaster training delivered by the Met Office


Sample modules:
-Atmospheric physics
-Operational forecasting systems and applications
-Hazardous weather
-Measurements and instrumentation
-Experiencing the weather field course

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


As one of our graduates, you will be well placed to pursue a scientific career in weather forecasting and meteorological research.
In recent years, our students have been recruited by the Met Office, MeteoGroup, FUGRO Geos, Arup, AIR and RMS. Others pursue careers associated with diverse aspects of environmental measurement, risk management and policy development.

Visit the Applied Meteorology - MSc/PGDip page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Student Profiles

Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015 - 20+ Awards

The University of Reading is offering over 80 scholarships for postgraduate taught Masters courses, each worth £10,000 in funding.The scheme is open to UK and EU students who would be starting a postgraduate taught Masters course at the University of Reading in 2015. This represents a fantastic opportunity if you are considering a postgraduate course, particularly if you are from a group under-represented in postgraduate education.

Value of Scholarship(s)



To find out if you are eligible for one of these scholarships please visit the scholarship website:

Application Procedure

Application for the scholarships is through the University of Reading website:
Applicants must hold an offer of a place on one of our MSc courses starting September 2015.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

At least a second class (2.2) honours degree in a mathematical or physical science normally required (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may also be acceptable if mathematics and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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