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MSc/PG Diploma in Atmosphere, Ocean & Climate

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duración 2 semesters
Nivel de entrada Bachelor
Costo £8,840 EU/UK £19,715 International

The MSc in Atmosphere, Ocean & Climate is aimed at at practising meteorologists who are normally sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization or the UK Met Office through their Voluntary Co-operation Programme of international support.

The course aims to provide practising meteorologists with updated scientific knowledge and understanding combined with expert training in modern management skills, the latter provided by Henley Business School. The meteorological content is biased towards the applied side of the discipline. The course helps you acquire the technical and computing skills to equip you to carry out quantitative scientific research and technical projects not only within meteorology but also within related areas of environmental science. Additionally, you will have the option to be trained in the use of the UK Met Office's 'PRECIS' software for climate prediction and its interpretation.

Modules include:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Fluid Dynamics 
  • Remote Sensing 
  • Numerical Modelling of Atmospheres and Oceans 
  • Climate Change
Componentes estructurales
Trabajo práctico/ de campo
Proyecto de investigación

Proceso de aplicación

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a postgraduate taught course at the University of Reading is through the online application service. This allows you to complete your application information, attach electronic copies of your academic transcripts, certificates and other supporting information and also provides a facility for an email request to be sent to your referees enabling them to send your supporting references directly to the University. If you are unable to apply online you can request a paper application form.

Oportunidades de financiamiento/becas

For more information about the University of Reading’s master’s scholarships, please visit our master’s scholarships page.

You can apply for a scholarship once you hold an offer of admission for your course. If you are eligible for a scholarship, we will contact you to guide you through the process.

Resultados del aprendizaje

Careers for MSc Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate graduates

Many of our graduates go on to study a PhD with us. Others pursue research and development careers in industry.

A master’s in atmosphere, oceans and climate provides you with the knowledge, as well as the technical and computing skills, to carry out quantitative scientific research and projects in meteorology and related areas of environmental science.

In fact, some of our students have published their master’s research projects in mainstream scientific journals even before they graduate.

In recent years, graduates of our meteorology master’s courses have been recruited by organisations that include:

  • AIR
  • Arup 
  • BBC 
  • MeteoGroup 
  • RMS 
  • UK Met Office.

Others pursue a diverse range of careers within: 

  • environmental measurement 
  • risk management 
  • policy development 
  • water resource management 
  • environmental consultancy 
  • energy supply 
  • flood modelling 
  • pollution prediction 
  • weather forecasting 
  • space weather forecasting 
  • insurance 
  • finance 
  • broadcast media.

97% of our master’s students were in work or further study within six months after graduation. Of those in full-time work, 90% progressed to professional or managerial roles (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).


IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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).

Categorías CINE (ISCED)

Tecnología de protección del medio ambiente