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Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) Leeds, United Kingdom
Understanding the complex interactions governing the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans has never been more important. This interdisciplinary Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics course at University of Leeds gives you the opportunity to apply your mathematical skills to the topics central to studying climate change, environmental modelling and ocean circulation.

Overview

You’ll be trained in both modern applied mathematics and atmosphere-ocean science, combining teaching resources from the Schools of Mathematics, Computing, and Earth and Environment. The latter are provided by members of the School’s Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.

We are one of only a handful UK universities with the resources and expertise to offer interdisciplinary training in modern applied mathematics and atmosphere-ocean-climate science.

Career opportunities

Students will be prepared for postgraduate research in applied mathematics or atmosphere-ocean science, or employment in the environmental sector.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics course at University of Leeds, graduates will have expertise and skills in a wide range of different mathematical and scientific areas, attractive to many employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dissertation in Mathematics
  • Practical Programming
  • Scientific Computation
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Linear and Non-Linear Waves
  • Hydrodynamic Stability

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An upper-second class (2:1) degree or equivalent in Mathematics, or in a physical science subject with a substantial mathematics component.
  • International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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