MSc Applied Meteorology covers the basics of atmosphere physics, analysis of meteorological and climate data (from observations and models), and forecasting.
You will develop your skills in forecasting, weather analysis and statistics, and learn how to interrogate cutting-edge research. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in forecasting and applications of meteorology, weather and climate.
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). Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may also be acceptable if mathematics and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent.
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
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.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs.
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.