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Overview

Our Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD.

Gain a broad overview of physical problems in climate and atmospheric science, together with a sound physical understanding of natural processes. Alongside this, develop highly transferable skills to conduct research in these subjects with a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis and physical and numerical modelling.

Course highlights

Interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues. Leeds is a leading centre of excellence across both the physical science of the climate and atmosphere science, and the resultant socio-economic impacts and processes. The University is home to a number of research centres, related to the subject;

  • National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), one of six research centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), providing its core atmospheric research.
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is the UK’s most diverse academic institute for atmospheric research.
  • Priestley International Centre for Climate Change (PICC) a world-leading centre for policy-relevant, solution-driven climate research.
  • Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a research centre that studies processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that may affect the Earth's albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level.
  • Develop your research skills – you will be regarded as a researcher in the School and expected to work closely with ICAS staff as well as presenting at the annual ICAS Science Conference along with academics and doctoral researchers.
  • Continue on to a PhD, or move into a research role in industry or government. Highly numerate graduates with training in independent research are widely sought after in many sectors.
  • The School's building gives you access to world-class research, teaching and laboratory facilities, and dedicated computer facilities many of which will be available to you throughout your studies.
  • You will be regarded as a researcher within the School and be expected to work closely with ICASstaff as well as presenting at the annual ICAS away day along with academic staff and doctoral researchers.

Course content

Important: You will attend a week long field-course on the Isle of Arran before the start of term that typically starts 3 Fridays before the start of term.

You will undertake 180 credits worth of work during the year, based on 4 super-modules, each of which is made up of several components.

Two of these super-modules (Quantitative Skills and Specialist Knowledge) allow you to choose from an expansive range of 'atmospheric' and/or 'climate science' options.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes in the course catalogue

Modules

Compulsory modules

  • Research Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Specialist Knowledge
  • MRes Research Project

Learning and teaching

You will be taught through classwork, research seminars, lectures, tutorials, poster presentation, fieldwork and tutorials.

For your dissertation project, instead of the traditional thesis, you will submit a manuscript suitable for submission to an academic journal. This aims to teach the key transferable skill of communicating results professionally and efficiently, and increase the frequency of publication of students’ research.

Assessment

Your dissertation project accounts for a significant part of your assessment.

You’re also assessed on work you do in course, for example through field notebooks, project proposals, seminars, submission of a computer project and a literature-based survey.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks)

How to apply

APPLY 

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Fees

  • UK/EU: £9,500 (total)
  • International: £22,750 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

We offer a range of scholarships.

Career opportunities

The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. In particular, you are actively encouraged to attend conferences to present your work to help advance your research career.

Our graduates have secured positions including:

  • Wind Energy Resource Surveyor, OwnEnergy, USA
  • Catastrophe Modelling Analysts, Willis, UK
  • Beamline Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, US
  • Air Quality Scientist, Golder, UK
  • Environmental Consultant, Haskoning UK Ltd., Peterborough, UK

A high proportion of our students choose to go on to further PhD study in climate or atmospheric science.

Industry links

Students on this programme will carry out research-directed work, implementing new developments and joining existing and new collaborations with agencies such as the Meteorological OfficeBritish Antarctic Survey and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. Many students perform field projects in conjunction with international field campaigns.


Visit the Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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