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Our Department of Meteorology, part of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences, brings together a diverse community of staff and students united by a passion to explore how mathematical, physical and computational sciences can be used to better predict the weather and climate.

Our community includes experts in weather, climate, atmospheric and space physics, oceanography, hydrology, renewable energy, and Earth observation.

"Our subject is an amazing branch of physics and mathematics. It is both fascinating and incredibly important – it is central to our future on this planet."

Sir Brian Hoskins CBE, FRS (Former Head of Meteorology, University of Reading)

Dedicated Department

We are the only dedicated meteorology department in the UK, and also host significant components of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

A new, state-of-the-art international headquarters for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is also to be built on our Whiteknights campus.

By choosing to study with us, you will join what will become the largest community of weather and climate scientists in the world.

Our Department is a dynamic environment, where you can learn from and work with internationally recognised research and teaching staff – including five Fellows of the Royal Society and climate experts who contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Supportive learning environment

You'll find a strong sense of community within the Department of Meteorology. Staff and students get to know one another thanks to our excellent staff-to-student ratio.

Our departmental coffee room, which sits at the heart of the Department, is a place where everyone can share their passion for climate science in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Expand your knowledge through our regular seminar series

During term time, we hold weekly departmental and lunchtime seminars featuring guest speakers from the meteorological and climate sectors, as well as speakers from within the Department.

Open to everyone, these seminars are a great way to learn more about a particular topic or issue. We update our list of seminars at the beginning of each term.

Departmental Seminars
Held every Monday at 12:00 during term time only.

Lunchtime Seminars
Held every Tuesday from 13:00 to 13:50 during term time only.


Our courses

Explore all aspects of meteorology and climate, from atmospheric science to oceanography. You'll learn how human behaviour impacts the weather and climate – and how our behaviour is influenced by them.

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How you'll study

Learn from leading scientists through a combination of lectures, practicals and tutorial classes. You'll also have the opportunity to gain valuable fieldwork experience.

Our stories

Read about our inspiring students, staff and alumni, and learn how our meteorological research feeds directly into your studies.
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