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Postgraduate taught

MSc Weather and Climate Science

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2021
Contact

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Programme Director:
Prof. Andrew Gilbert

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Mathematics

Overview

  • Draw upon our unique expertise in quantitative modelling of Weather and Climate
  • Study with experts who directly contribute to global understanding of climate change and climate systems
  • Learn about the fundamentals of weather and climate science and mid-latitude weather systems
  • Enhance your career opportunities and acquire the skills needed to secure relevant roles in many private and public bodies, businesses or government agencies.
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A snapshot of Mathematics at the University of Exeter.

8th in the Russell Group for Mathematics

The Guardian University League Table 2020

Wide range of exciting and high-impact research projects

Research expertise in climate modelling and statistics; control and dynamics; systems biology; astrophysical fluid flows and number theory

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year: 

£9,950 full-time

International fees per year: 

£21,450 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

This MSc provides an outstanding opportunity to come and study with some of world’s experts in climate and weather at a leading university, in a beautiful location. It is an ideal foundation for a career in topics that are both intellectually exciting and of enormous importance to society.

Prof. Geoffrey Vallis

Mathematics

Teaching and research

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Assessment

Modules are either assessed by coursework only, or a mixture of coursework and an exam. The project entails a short initial report or project proposal of around 1,000 words, a public presentation and a dissertation of 10,000 to 20,000 words. This is assessed by your supervisor and a second marker.

Careers

Mathematical Modelling underpins many areas of research and a degree in this area can open careers in a huge range of research and development roles. Your specialism will be relevant to any company concerned with our climate, from crop production to energy suppliers or environmental consultants.

For many students a masters course can also lead to further academic study such as a PhD.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.