- 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.
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
Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content to include a good working knowledge of differential equations and vector calculus.
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.
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.
UK fees per year:
International fees per year:
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 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* and Green Futures Scholarships* for international fee paying students.
For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.
*Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.
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
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.
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.
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.