The Department of Meteorology is one of the world’s leading centres in the atmospheric and climate sciences. In a recent national assessment, 86% of our research was graded as world leading or internationally excellent1.
In 2013, the Queen awarded the
Department a highly prestigious Regius
Professorship in Meteorology and Climate
Science. This award is one of only 12 across
the UK, recognising the exceptionally high
quality of teaching and research.
Many of our academic staff lead thriving
world-renowned research teams, covering
many aspects of weather and climate. The
Department hosts the Climate Directorate
of the National Centre for Atmospheric
Science and the Data-Assimilation
Directorate of the National Centre for
Additionally, we benefit from close research
and training links with the Met Office and
the European Centre for Medium-Range
Weather Forecasts. These links provide
excellent facilities for acquiring special data
sets and other material useful in teaching
and research. Our building also houses the
MetOffice@Reading centre, which focuses
on regional scale weather systems.
Our postgraduate degrees are approved
by the Royal Meteorological Society
as appropriate academic training for
meteorologists seeking the qualifications
of Chartered Meteorologist (CMet)
or Registered Meteorologist (RMet).
Successful MSc holders can apply
for election to Fellow of the Royal
Meteorological Society (FRMetS).
1Research Excellence Framework (2014).
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