This course is designed for students from a mathematical background who wish to apply their skills to understanding the complex behaviour of Earth's atmosphere and oceans. This is an exciting interdisciplinary subject, of increasing importance to a society facing climate change.
Training is offered in both modern applied mathematics and atmosphere-ocean science, combining teaching resources from the School of Mathematics and the School of 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.
Only a handful of UK universities are positioned to offer similar interdisciplinary training.
The focus of the course is on analysing the equations of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, via mathematical and numerical modelling.
Topics are drawn from four broad areas:
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
This programme is highly flexible and beyond the compulsory dissertation which takes place in the later part of the degree, students are free to choose options from applied maths, atmosphere-ocean science, numerical methods and scientific computation.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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An upper-second class (2:1) degree or equivalent in Mathematics, or in a physical science subject with a substantial mathematics component.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the School of Mathematics admissions team.
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