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Course summary

Deepen your understanding of weather and climate across topics such as atmospheric physics, forecasting systems and applications, hazardous weather analysis, and measurements and instrumentation. You’ll gain hands-on experience through our field course, atmospheric observatory, and professional forecaster training delivered by the Met Office. Some students have the opportunity to work on a research project with one of our 30 industrial partners. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include:

  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Forecasting Systems and Applications
  • Introduction to Weather Systems
  • Atmospheric Physics
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Meteorological Society, Royal

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent) Entry requirements: Normally a good honours degree (2.2 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a mathematical/physical science or a closely related subject. Degrees in environmental or agricultural sciences or geography may be acceptable if maths and physics have been studied to A level or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10550 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £10550 Whole course
EU £22850 Whole course
England £10550 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10550 Whole course
Scotland £10550 Whole course
Wales £10550 Whole course
International £22850 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Meteorology at University of Reading - UCAS