University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution

This programme has been introduced to meet the needs of international students; students undertake both research work and taught courses that are relevant to their research topic; the mix of pure, strategic and applied research, often involving interdisciplinary teams spanning physical, biological, chemical, medical and social sciences, provides a dynamic and internationally recognised research environment.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods; causes and effects of air pollution; climate change; air pollution meteorology; air pollution chemistry; air quality management; atmospheric observations; atmospheric composition and physics; theoretical meteorology (atmospheric dynamics); weather forecasting and climate modelling; carbon management.

Assessment methods

Students complete a major independent research project, leading to a 50,000 word PhD thesis (dissertation), which is assessed by an oral viva examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 17,910 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488