University of Reading

University of Reading

Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate

Research areas include: atmospheric, oceanic and climate as well as other components of the Earth system including space weather, ice dynamics, hydrology, soil science and agriculture.

Entry requirements

A relevant degree at undergraduate and/or Master's level required.

Sponsorship information

PhD studentships are available to suitable UK candidates with good Honours degrees in mathematics, physics or related subjects. Many are funded through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and include a generous stipend to cover living expenses, as well as fees, training costs and work related travel and subsistence. The University of Reading has won funding for a Doctoral Training Partnership called SCENARIO (Postgraduate centre in the Science of the Environment: Natural and Anthropogenic Processes, Impacts and Opportunities) from the NERC and for a Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) Centre for Doctoral Training from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Many of the funded studentships from the SCENARIO partnership and MPE centre will be based in the Department. The Department can also work with international students who have applied to the PhD programme to access funded studentships (EU or non-EU depending on the funding source). We also welcome PhD students who have obtained funding from their home nation or are self-funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,075 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,075 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,198 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years

Campus details

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

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