University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Climate and Atmospheric Science

This Masters 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 degree with a 2.1 (Hons) 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 and dissertation.

Assessment methods

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.

Sponsorship information

The School and the University provide a number of scholarships for UK, EU and international students; these range from partial fee awards to full maintenance grants; demand for scholarships is high so early application is essential.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 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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