The Department of Meteorology prides itself on its rigorous approach and strength in scientific and mathematical underpinning, in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
As one of the world’s leading centres in the atmospheric and climate sciences, the Department has repeatedly been awarded the highest rank by the government’s Research Assessment Exercise.
In 2013, the Queen bestowed a highly prestigious Regius Professorship in Meteorology and Climate Science to the Department. This award is one of only twelve across the UK, recognising the exceptionally high quality of teaching and research.
Many of our academic faculty 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 Earth Observation.
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 with its focus 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).
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