University of Reading

University of Reading

Applied Meteorology

This course covers the basics of atmosphere physics, analysis of meteorological and climate data (from observations and models), and forecasting. You will develop your skills in forecasting, weather analysis and statistics, and learn how to interrogate cutting-edge research. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in forecasting and applications of meteorology, weather and climate. You will join a world-class department that is renowned for its internationally leading research in all aspects of weather and climate science. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 86% of our research was graded as world leading or internationally excellent. You will benefit from small class sizes as a result of our excellent staff-to-student ratio (about 1:1) at master's level. You will have the opportunity to work on a research project in collaboration with one of our industrial partners. This is a great way to apply what you learn to industry and deepen your understanding of the natural world. Our Department is home to five Fellows of the Royal Society, as well as climate experts who contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This means you will be taught by academics who are leaders in their fields, and who draw on their research experience to give you unique scientific perspectives into the environmental issues that affect our world. All of our master's courses are approved by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) as appropriate academic training for meteorologists seeking the qualifications of Chartered Meteorologist (CMet) or Registered Meteorologist (RMet). Successful MSc holders can apply for election to Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS). **Careers** As one of our graduates, you will be well placed to pursue a scientific career in weather forecasting and meteorological research. In recent years, our students have been recruited by AIR, Arup, FUGRO GEOS, MeteoGroup, RMS and the UK Met Office. Others pursue careers associated with diverse aspects of environmental measurement, risk management and policy development.? **Modules** - Atmospheric physics - Operational forecasting systems and applications - Hazardous weather - Measurements and instrumentation

Entry requirements

MSc: At least a second class (2:2) honours degree in a mathematical or physical science normally required (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may also be acceptable if mathematics and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Atmospheric physics * Operational forecasting systems and applications * Hazardous weather * Measurements and instrumentation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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