You'll have the opportunity to gain valuable fieldwork experience during your course. It's a great way to apply what you learn in the classroom and labs to real-world scenarios and work collaboratively in a team.
The skills you develop during field-work exercises will help you in your own project work, and are highly sought-after by employers.
Final year field trip
During your final year you will have the option of attending a summer field study trip. In recent years, students have gone to the Isle of Arran and the Lake District, but the location of the field class is subject to change.
Past field trips have provided excellent bases to take meteorological measurements – measuring energy fluxes, launching and tracking weather balloons, and preparing and delivering local weather forecasts to staff and fellow students.
On these trips you will also develop strong team-working skills and learn a wide range of analytical skills, such as how to read specialist charts and process data from state-of-the-art equipment.