University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Climate and Atmospheric Science

This course 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. Alternatively, if you decide to leave academia, the highly transferable skills gained from this course could lead to a research role in industry or government. 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 modules

All the modules below run over both semesters 1 and 2: research skills: Introductory coursework; atmospheric fieldwork; project proposal; seminar write-ups and presentation skills; quantitative skills (computer-based project); coursework; specialist knowledge (literature survey); coursework; project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Earth and Environment
Telephone number: 
01133438109