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Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate - MSc/PGDip

Course Description

About the course:
-Study at one of only four universities to have a Met Office Academic Partnership
-Join a Department with internationally leading research on weather and climate
-Apply your skills to the problems of climate change and extreme weather
-Learn how to run and develop numerical models of the atmosphere and climate systems


Sample modules:
-Atmospheric physics
-Fluid dynamics
-Numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
-Mid-latitude weather systems
-Global circulation of the atmosphere and oceans

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 Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate - 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

Prior knowledge of meteorology is not necessary although some experience with computer programming will be helpful. A first or second class (2.2) honours degree in physics, mathematics or a closely related subject is required (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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