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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc ATMOSPHERE, OCEANS AND CLIMATE

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2020
Gain a deep quantitative understanding of the climate system with our MSc Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate.
This course will prepare you for a career in meteorology-related science and research, with a focus on:
a quantitative description of the physical processes that produce weather
the physical and dynamical building blocks of our climate
the numerical and computational methods used to construct state-of-the-art models of the climate system.
Whether you want to mitigate the impact of hazardous weather events, understand how our changing climate may affect the jet stream, or even look further afield and forecast space weather – or focus your efforts elsewhere within meteorology and climate science – we will help you develop the scientific and analytical skills you need.
Choosing MSc Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate means you will join our world-class Department of Meteorology – the University of Reading is ranked 2nd in the world for research in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (Center for World University Rankings by Subject, 2017).
This course is fully accredited 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).
As you develop your skills in computing, analytics and numerical models, your learning will be supported by: 
our on-campus instrumentation lab and atmospheric observatory. In addition to field trip opportunities, access to these facilities allows you to improve your practical skills. 
 

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prior knowledge of meteorology is not necessary although some experience with computer programming will be helpful. A first or second class (2.2) honours degree in physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science or a closely related subject is required (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).