M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Meteorology

University of Reading

12 months
22850 GBP/year
10550 GBP/year
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The Applied Meteorology degree offered at the University of Reading covers the basics of atmosphere physics, analysis of meteorological and climate data (from observations and models), and forecasting.


At the University of Reading studying Applied Meteorology 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. 

You will benefit from small class sizes as a result of our excellent staff-to-student ratio (about 1:1) at master's level. We run weekly weather and climate discussions, which incorporate our own real-time meteorological data. You may also be able to use this data in your own workYou 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atmospheric physics
  • Operational forecasting systems and applications
  • Hazardous weather
  • Measurements and instrumentation
  • Experiencing the weather field course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Normally a good honours degree (2.2 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a mathematical/physical science or a closely related subject. Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may be acceptable if maths and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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    22850 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 22850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /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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