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Master's courses

Pursue a master's degree in one of the world's leading meteorology departments. Learn from esteemed experts in the field and gain the experience, knowledge and skills that will help you to excel in your career in the meteorological and climate science sectors or beyond.

Enjoy A multifaceted approach to learning

Be part of an vibrant international cohort for research and teaching in atmospheric, ocean, terrestrial (land surface processes) and environment science. You will learn from leading experts in a range of subjects, develop a strong set of practical skills and benefit from our close links with industry.

Embark on a fully accredited course

RMetS logoAll of our master's courses are fully accredited by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS). The academic content of our courses is aligned with the World Meteorological Organization Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) and Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT). This means that what you are learning is professionally relevant to the field and of the highest quality.

Graduating from one of our RMetS-accredited master's courses is the first step towards becoming professionally accredited as either a Registered Meteorologist (RMet) or Chartered Meteorologist (CMet).

Boost your career prospects

A master's degree in meteorology offers a route into a diverse range of professions. Studying in our world-leading Department will greatly enhance your career potential and help to distinguish you from other job applicants.

Our courses

All of our master's courses can be undertaken on either a full-time (12 months) or part-time (24 months) basis.

MSc Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate

Develop the skills required to understand the fundamentals of the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere and oceans, and learn how to develop numerical models of them. This course is especially ideal if you already have a strong background in maths and physics and want to enter a growing and exciting scientific field.

MSc Applied Meteorology

Develop a strong foundation in the basics of atmosphere physics, analysis of meteorological and climate data (from observations and models), and forecasting. If you are interested in a career in forecasting and applications of meteorology, weather and climate, then this course is for you.

MSc Applied Meteorology and Climate with Management

This course combines most of the meteorological and climate science modules of our MSc Applied Meteorology course with management training through the triple-accredited Henley Business School, which is part of the University of Reading.

​Apply now

The quickest and easiest way to apply for one of our master's courses is through our online application service.

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