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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc Applied Meteorology

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2019, 2020
Develop expertise in atmospheric physics, forecasting, and meteorological and climate data analysis on our MSc Applied Meteorology.
This course will prepare you for a career in meteorology-related science and research, with a focus on the use and interpretation of meteorological data and forecasts. Whether you want to find new ways to study our natural world, mitigate the economic impact of hazardous weather, 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 practical and analytical skills you need.
Choosing MSc Applied Meteorology 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 forecasting, weather analysis and statistics, 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.
weather and climate discussions. These weekly sessions give you an insight into current UK and global weather and climate events and incorporate our real-time meteorological data.
small class sizes. Our enviable staff-to-student ratio, approximately 1:1, means you will receive individual support from academics. You will also be fully supported as you work on your final master’s project – our academics typically oversee no more than one student dissertation each year.
professionally relevant academic content. Our teaching is aligned with the World Meteorological Organization Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (BIP-M) and Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT). This means that what you learn will be relevant to the field and of the highest quality.

Intakes

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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

At least a second class (2.2) honours degree in a mathematical or physical science normally required (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Accepted subjects include, but are not limited to, maths, physics, chemistry and computer science. Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may also be acceptable if mathematics and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent.