University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Climate and Atmospheric Science

This Master's 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.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) or above in a physical science such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geophysics, atmospheric or environmental science, meteorology or oceanography. You should ideally have mathematics to a good A-level grade (or equivalent) as a minimum. Preferably, you will have also studied at least 1 year of university-level maths, though additional courses are available as part of this programme. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

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.

Sponsorship information

One full-fee school scholarship is available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee school scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Earth and Environment
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8109