BSc Meteorology and Climate with International Foundation Year - September Entry
Tackle the biggest issues facing the planet today, including ozone depletion and climate change, with our BSc Meteorology and Climate with International Foundation Year degree.
This programme is designed for international students. If you want to study meteorology at a British university but don’t have the correct qualifications, our four-year BSc Meteorology and Climate with International Foundation Year programme enables you to undertake an undergraduate meteorology degree.
Why study meteorology at Reading?
- We are ranked 1st in the UK for environmental and ethical performance (People and Planet University League 2023/24).
- In 2023, the University of Reading was the first ever winner of the Times Higher Education (THE) award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Leadership.
- The University has been awarded a 2021 Queen's Anniversary Prize in recognition of our world-leading research, teaching, stewardship and outreach on climate change.
- We are ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher Education, Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021).
- We are ranked 5th in the world for Atmospheric Science (ShanghaiRanking 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects).
- We are ranked 6th in the UK for Earth and Marine Sciences (Guardian University Guide, 2024).
- The University of Reading is the most represented organisation in the UK on the Reuters Hot List of the world’s top climate scientists 2021.
- Our climate scientists played a leading role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which warns that damaging effects of climate change are already being seen across the globe.
- We gave the world climate stripes. Designed by Professor Ed Hawkins, the climate stripes present a compelling visualisation of how global temperatures have risen since the mid-19th century due to human-caused climate change. The stripes have been shared by the likes of Greta Thunberg and the United Nations, as well as thousands of others around the world.
This course is approved by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and is your first step towards becoming professionally accredited as either a Registered Meteorologist (RMet) or Chartered Meteorologist (CMet).
You will complete a foundation year (called Year 0) before progressing onto our three-year BSc Meteorology and Climate degree. This means you can apply for a single four-year visa that covers the whole duration of your studies.
The foundation year is designed to equip you with the subject-specific and general study skills needed to cope with the demands of undergraduate study. Our high-quality teaching is geared towards the needs of students from a wide range of educational backgrounds.
For more information, visit the International Foundation Programme website.