M.Sc. On Campus


University of Bergen

24 months
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The Meteorology degree offered by the University of Bergen provides a broad foundation and a good understanding within actual topics in meteorology and atmospheric physics.


Key facts

Emphasis is given to understanding the physical and mathematical descriptions of various atmospheric phenomena in conjunction with observations and numerical modelling. Thus, the Meteorology degree offered by the University of Bergen cover the theoretical basis for various weather phenomena, the use of numerical models to simulate the development of weather systems, boundary layer processes near the ocean, sea ice or land, local weather and climate conditions, and studies of radiation processes in the atmosphere.

Required Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Meteorology programme at University of Bergen the candidate should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge of atmospheric dynamics, physics and thermodynamics and their interrelations
  • knows common and advanced scientific instruments in meteorology and understands the underlying measurement principles
  • knows the latest state of meteorological research and debate in several selected topics
  • knows about the societal relevance and challenges of meteorology in operational forecasting
  • has advanced knowledge of statistical and computational methods for the analysis of geophysical data
  • knows about cross-cutting problems with related disciplines such as climate, oceanography, computer sciences and geosciences
  • has knowledge of and respects scientific values such as transparency, precision and accountability, and knows the difference between scientific knowledge and opinion


The candidate

  • can use common and advanced meteorological instruments to obtain valid measurements including appropriate error and uncertainty estimates
  • can apply advanced mathematical, computational and statistical methods to meteorological problems
  • can read and write program code in common programming languages
  • can analyse and present data from numerical models and measurements with common analysis software
  • can analyse, interpret and discuss meteorological problems in the context of established research
  • can write scientific reports in line with formal and ethical standards in meteorology

General competence

The candidate

  • is able to formulate and discuss analytical strategies and conduct the analyses
  • is able to critically assess data quality, methods and information sources used in meteorology
  • is able to work individually and in a team to solve a complex problem
  • is able to analyse, interpret and discuss his/her own results in a scientifically sound and critical way
  • is able to use acquired knowledge on new scientific problems in meteorology and related disciplines
  • is able to orally present, explain and discuss complex problems with experts and laymen

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Turbulence in the Atmospheric and Ocean 
  • Advanced Chemical Oceanography. 
  • Seminar on "Earth system science for sustainability studies" 
  • Numerical Modelling 
  • Physical Oceanography in Fjords 
  • Polar Oceanography  
  • Weather systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography with specialization in Meteorology requires a bachelor degree with 110 ECTS specialization from the Bachelor degree in Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics or the Bachelor degree in Meteorology and Oceanography, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor degree in Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics, Bachelor degree in Meteorology and Oceanography

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590 

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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