University of Reading

University of Reading

Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate

The Department of Meteorology is one of the world's leading centres in the atmospheric and climate sciences. In a recent national assessment, 86% of our research was graded as world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014). In 2013, the Queen awarded the Department a highly prestigious Regius Professorship in Meteorology and Climate Science. This award is one of only 12 across the UK, recognising the exceptionally high quality of teaching and research. Many of our academic staff lead thriving world-renowned research teams, covering many aspects of weather and climate. The Department hosts the Climate Directorate of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Data-Assimilation Directorate of the National Centre for Earth Observation. Additionally, we benefit from close research and training links with the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. These links provide excellent facilities for acquiring special data sets and other material useful in teaching and research. Our building also houses the MetOffice@Reading centre, which focuses on regional scale weather systems. Our postgraduate degrees are approved by the Royal Meteorological Society 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). • Study at one of only four universities to have a Met Office Academic Partnership • Join a Department with internationally leading research on weather and climate • Apply your skills to the problems of climate change and extreme weather • Learn how to run and develop numerical models of the atmosphere and climate systems.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Postgraduate Admissions
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0118 378 5289