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Environmental Meteorology

University of Trento

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The Environmental Meteorology programme courses from University of Trento cover a variety of topics related to atmosphere and climate processes and their connections with environmental systems. 

Overview

Key Features

The Master of Science program in Environmental Meteorology is jointly offered by the University of Trento and the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Upon fulfillment of all the requirements, graduates will obtain two distinct degrees, one from each university.

The Master’s program lasts officially 2 Academic Years. The official teaching language is English.

Program Overview

The program courses cover a variety of topics related to atmosphere and climate processes and their connections with environmental systems. Students will be stimulated to get familiar with different ways of approaching weather, climate, and the environment, including experimental techniques, theoretical analysis, and numerical simulations.

Graduates in Environmental Meteorology programme courses from University of Trento will be enabled to prepare and present weather forecasts, perform atmospheric and environmental measurements, analyse observational data and work with numerical models for the simulation of atmosphere, climate and environmental processes. 

Student activities within the MSc Program in Environmental Meteorology consist of lectures, visits to weather services, environmental agencies or other relevant initiatives, class/lab practice, field activities, seminars, and internships. 

Courses of the first year are held in Trento.

Courses of the first semester of the second year are held in Innsbruck. 

The fourth semester (second semester of the second year) is free of courses to allow students to work on their master's thesis. This activity may be performed either in Trento or in Innsbruck, upon agreement with the supervisor. 

First year

1st semester (at the University of Trento)

Introduction to meteorology and climatology (6 ECTS)

Environmental Fluid Mechanics (9 ECTS)

Environmental measurements (9 ECTS)

Environmental physical chemistry (6 ECTS)

2nd semester (at the University of Trento)

Atmospheric boundary layer and turbulence (6 ECTS)

Numerical methods for environmental processes (6 ECTS)

Hydrology (6 ECTS)

Biosphere, atmosphere and climate interactions (6 ECTS)

Elective courses (6 ECTS)

Second year

1st semester (at the University of Innsbruck)

Atmospheric radiation and remote sensing (5 ECTS)

Reading, writing and presenting scientific contents (3 ECTS)

Atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry (6 ECTS)

Dynamical and synoptic meteorology (6 ECTS)

Elective courses (10 ECTS)

2nd semester (either at the University of Innsbruck or at the University of Trento)

Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

Elective courses

1st Year - II Semester - Trento campus

Air pollution modeling (6 ECTS)

Hydrological modeling (6 ECTS)

Introduction to Climate Change  (6 ECTS)

Tropical meteorology and climate (6 ECTS)

2nd year - I semester - Innsbruck campus

Physics of the Climate System (5 ECTS)

Mountain Meteorology (5 ECTS)

Numerical modeling of Weather and Climate (6 ECTS)

Climate and Cryosphere modeling (3 ECTS)

Geostatistics (5 ECTS)

Scientific Programming (5 ECTS)

Cryosphere in the climate system (5 ECTS)

Advanced Topics: AvalAviation Meteorology (4 ECTS)

To fulfill all the requirements prescribed by the Master's regulation, students must obtain a total of 120 ECTS credits. 

Students fulfilling all the requirements prescribed in the curriculum will be awarded:

  • The degree of “Master of Science” from the University of Innsbruck 
  • The degree “Laurea Magistrale in Environmental Meteorology” from the University of Trento.

International Opportunities

The MSc program has a strong international connotation as it is jointly organised by the Universities of Trento and Innsbruck and students have to spend time at both universities.

In addition, students may have the chance to go abroad for a period of study or to carry out research activities in another partner university in the framework of specific exchange programmes.

Career Opportunities

Weather forecasters (in either public or private weather services or as freelance professionals);

Consultants (for engineering firms, agricultural operations, insurance companies, legal issues);

Aeronautical meteorologists;

Experts in the assessment of solar radiation, wind, and precipitation for energy conversion from renewable sources;

Experts in air quality monitoring and management;

Researchers, academics;

Experts in education and communication: instructors, media operators, teachers;

The environmental meteorologists provide meteorological support and assistance to decision-makers in a variety of fields: air quality monitoring and management, civil protection, transport infrastructures management (including aviation, railways, roads, and navigation), water resource management, management of systems for energy conversion from renewable sources, agricultural operations, forest management.

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for the selection procedure, applicants must:

Hold a bachelor or higher university degree awarded in Italy or other equivalent degree awarded abroad; candidates still attending a bachelor program may also apply and get conditional admission, subject to the condition that they obtain their bachelor degree:

Before 30 June 2022 in the case of non-EU citizens living abroad;

Before 31 October 2022 in the case of Italian, EU-citizens, or non-EU citizens living in Italy;

Have good knowledge of the English language, at least at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

Have passed exams in the academic disciplines, if holding a Bachelor's degree from an Italian University. 

How to apply

Through the UniTrentro on-line application platform candidates must upload the following mandatory documents:

A copy of a valid passport (photo and personal data only) or ID card;

A copy of the degree certificate (an official translation of the degree certificate is required when the original document is not produced in English or Italian);

An academic transcript indicating credits and marks achieved in each subject and GPA. Information on the grading scale must be provided if the degree was obtained outside Italy. Applications without this grading scale will not be considered (an official translation of the transcript of records is required when the original document is not produced in English);

Statement of purpose (max 3000 characters, spaces included);

English language proficiency certifications or self-declaration if applicable (see “How to prove language requirements” section).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enviromental Fluid Mechanics 
  • Environmental measurements 
  • Environmental physical chemistry
  • Atmospheric boundary layer and turbulence 
  • Numerical methods for environmental processes 
  • Hydrology
  • Biosphere, atmosphere and climate interactions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period1st round: 15/12/2021 - 4/03/2022 (all applicants)2nd round: 11/04/2022 - 30/06/2022 (only for EU-citizens &non-EU citizens living in Italy)

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be admitted to the two-year Master’s degree program in Environmental Meteorology, applicants are required to follow the application procedures accurately.

The number of positions available: 30, up to 5 of which will be reserved for non-EU candidates living outside Italy. 

Non-EU candidates living outside Italy may apply only by the first deadline.

General Requirements

  • hold a bachelor or higher university degree awarded in Italy or other equivalent degree awarded abroad; candidates still attending a bachelor programme may also apply and get conditional admission
  • have good knowledge of the English language, at least at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • have a background in the academic areas indicated in the previous section
Please check the Call for Applications for more details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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