Combine the study of atmospheric physics, analysis of meteorological and climate data (from observations and models), and forecasting with management modules at our world Top 50 ranked, triple-accredited Henley Business School.
You will develop your skills in forecasting, weather analysis and statistics, and learn how to interrogate cutting-edge research. Modules in management will teach you how to effectively manage and lead people within organisations. This comprehensive joint approach will prepare you for managerial roles within a wide range of organisations.
You will join a world-class department that is renowned for its internationally leading research in all aspects of weather and climate science. You will benefit from small class sizes as a result of our excellent staff-to-student ratio (about 1:1) at master's level. We run weekly weather and climate discussions, which incorporate our own real-time meteorological data. You may also be able to use this data in your own work
You will have the opportunity to work on a research project in collaboration with one of our industrial partners. This is a great way to apply what you learn to industry and deepen your understanding of the natural world.
Our Department is home to five Fellows of the Royal Society, as well as climate experts who contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This means you will be taught by academics who are leaders in their fields, and who draw on their research experience to give you unique scientific perspectives into the environmental issues that affect our world.
All 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).
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)
Entry requirements: At least a second class (2.2) honours degree in a mathematical or physical science normally required (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Accepted subjects include, but are not limited to, maths, physics, chemistry and computer science. Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may also be acceptable if mathematics and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent.
On this module offered through Henley Business School, you will examine existing knowledge about how people behave in organisational settings, the theories that inform this knowledge and the practical implications for managers.
Learn about the different methods of numerical and statistical weather and climate forecasting used in a range of applications. This is an introduction to the end-to-end process of operational weather forecast production.
Develop the skills and techniques needed for meteorology research and consultancy work. You will work on a team project, participate in a Met Office-taught forecasting course, and complete employment-related presentations and visits.
Understand key issues in flood preparedness, from the local to the global scale, including flood forecasting and warning, response and incident management and building community resilience. Your studies will include a visit to the European Flood Awareness System operational centre.
Understand the basic statistical concepts and reasoning relevant to atmospheric science. You will also gain experience in the proper use of statistical methods for the analysis of weather and climate data.
Learn how to obtain quantitative information about the contents and state of the atmosphere using electromagnetic waves. You will consider a variety of techniques based on absorption, scattering and emission processes.
Develop an awareness of the relationship between global environmental change and hydrological systems.
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,620 per year
New international students: £19,230 per year
Fees and funding information
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2019/20 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
You can apply for a scholarship once you hold an offer of admission for your course. If you are eligible for a scholarship, we will contact you to guide you through the process.
What career can you have?
What career can you have?
As one of our graduates, you will be well placed to pursue a scientific career in weather forecasting and meteorological research. In recent years, our students have been recruited by AIR, Arup, FUGRO GEOS, MeteoGroup, RMS and the UK Met Office. Others pursue careers associated with diverse aspects of environmental measurement, risk management and policy development.