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MSc Weather and Climate Science - 2023 entry

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UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2023
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Mathematics
Contact

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Phone: 
+44(0)1392 724061

Programme Director:
Prof. Andrew Gilbert

Typical offer

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A 2:1 degree or equivalent

Contextual offers

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, including leading authors for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports
  • Learn about the mathematical and physical fundamentals of weather and climate science
  • Learn about mathematical modelling and statistical analysis, and gain valuable computational and data science skills
  • 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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Contact

Programme Director: Prof. Andrew Gilbert

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

Prof. Andrew Gilbert talks about MSc Weather and Climate Science at the University of Exeter.

Top 10 in the Russell Group for Teaching Quality and Student Experience

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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 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.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL

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

Course content

This course is designed for students who have a good mathematics background. You do not need a Mathematics degree and a degree in another science such as Engineering/Natural Sciences/Physics is appropriate.

You should have a reasonable range of mathematical knowledge and some computational experience from your degree programme. A good working knowledge of vector calculus and differential equations is essential so you can engage fully with the core modules we offer on fluid dynamics and climate change.

You don't need a background in fluid dynamics and atmospheric science, as we will introduce you to fundamental models during your studies.

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.

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

2023/24 entry

UK fees per year: 

£11,000 full-time

International fees per year: 

£25,000 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 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Scholarships

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available for students applying to study with us in 2023, 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.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further 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

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 through our dissertation module. 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, who work closely with bodies such as the Met Office and Hadley Centre based here in Exeter.

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, an assessed 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 government agencies such as the Met Office, companies and other enterprises concerned with our weather and climate, from crop production to energy suppliers, to environmental and health consultants.

For many students this masters course leads to further in-depth academic research and study such as gained by taking a PhD degree in Exeter or elsewhere.

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.