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Applied Meteorology and Climatology

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
23310 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Applied Meteorology and Climatology programme offered at the University of Birmingham provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors.

Overview

This Applied Meteorology and Climatology programme from University of Birmingham  also demonstrates how these create opportunities or pose problems for the successful operation of natural and human systems. The aim is that upon graduation you will be able to compete for careers in Meteorology and Climatology.

This well-established programme was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it.

Employability

The MSc course in Applied Meteorology and Climatology was initiated in 1963/64. It was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand still continues. For example, over the period of the last decade, about 45 percent of graduates from the course have entered employment directly related to applied meteorology and climatology, while 37 percent have taken up research posts in this area.

Examples of the destinations of our graduates are the UK Met Office; MeteoGroup (London); Weathernews UK Ltd (Aberdeen and Japan); The Weather Services International (Birmingham); Vaisala TMI (Birmingham); and PhD studies in various universities including Cambridge, University of East Anglia, Edinburgh, Swansea, University of Central London, Leicester, UMIST and the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Meteorology: Atmospheric Composition and Physics
  • Theoretical Meteorology: Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Weather Forecasting and Climate Modelling
  • Atmospheric Data Processing and Statistics
  • Physical Climatology and Climate Change
  • Meteorological Applications and Services
  • Research Proposal for Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline such as Geography, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. 
  • In special cases, applications may be considered from those holding non-graduate qualifications that are deemed by the University to be a satisfactory alternative to an Honours degree in the subject areas mentioned above. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU students £9,250 FT (£4,625 PT)

Funding

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