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Climate and Atmospheric Science, M.Res.

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  • 12 months
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The Climate and Atmospheric Science Masters at University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD.

About

Gain a broad overview of physical problems in climate and atmospheric science, together with a sound physical understanding of natural processes. Alongside this, develop highly transferable skills to conduct research in these subjects with a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis and physical and numerical modelling.

A career in scientific research is always interesting – sometimes exciting – but might not suit everyone. This Climate and Atmospheric Science Masters at University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds provides an excellent opportunity to get a taste of postgraduate research study and decide whether it is really the career for you. 

Course highlights:
  • Interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues. Leeds is a leading centre of excellence across both the physical science of the climate and atmosphere science, and the resultant socio-economic impacts and processes:
  • National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), one of six research centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), providing its core atmospheric research.
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is the UK’s most diverse academic institute for atmospheric research.
  • Priestley International Centre for Climate Change (PICC) a world-leading centre for policy-relevant, solution-driven climate research.
  • Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a research centre that studies processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that may affect the Earth's albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level.
  • Develop your research skills – you will be regarded as a researcher in the School and expected to work closely with ICAS staff as well as presenting at the annual ICAS Science Conference along with academics and doctoral researchers.
  • Continue on to a PhD, or move into a research role in industry or government. Highly numerate graduates with training in independent research are widely sought after in many sectors.
  • The School's £23m building gives you access to world-class research, teaching and laboratory facilities, and dedicated computer facilities – many of which will be available to you throughout your studies.
  • You will be regarded as a researcher within the School and be expected to work closely with ICAS staff as well as presenting at the annual ICAS away day along with academic staff and doctoral researchers.
Career opportunities

You will be prepared for a research career, usually onwards to a PhD but this could also lead to a research role in government or industry.

Traditionally a very high proportion of our students go on to further PhD study in climate or atmospheric science. In fact, over the last three years all our students who applied for funded PhD positions at Leeds were successful, with several of them holding multiple offers of fully funded research studentships.

While others have obtained places at Cambridge, Reading, Edinburgh, and UEA, among others.

Highly numerate graduates with training in independent research are widely sought after. And our graduates who choose to leave academia have strong employment prospects – landing jobs with national agencies, environmental consultancies, wind-power companies and the insurance sector.

Positions taken up by our recent graduates:

  • Wind Energy Resource Surveyor (OwnEnergy, USA)
  • Catastrophe Modelling Analysts (Willis, UK)
  • Beamline Associate (Argonne National Laboratory, US)
  • Air Quality Scientist (Golder, UK)
  • Environmental Consultant (Haskoning UK Ltd., Peterborough, UK).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Specialist Knowledge
  • MRes Research Project
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              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Credits
                180 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                92

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                6.5

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              • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                176

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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).

              Entry requirements

              A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a physical science such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geophysics, atmospheric or environmental science, meteorology or oceanography.

              You should ideally have mathematics to a good A-level grade (or equivalent) as a minimum. Preferably, you will have also studied at least one year of university-level maths, though additional courses are available as part of this course.

              For more information, please visit programme website.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                22752 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 22750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                9504 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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              Living costs for Leeds

              • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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

              Funding

              Scholarships and financial support

              If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

              School Scholarships

              The School of Earth and Environment offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

              For more information, please visit programme website.

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