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Postgraduate research projects

Here are some of the main areas in which we are able to supervise research students within Exeter Climate Systems.

  • numerical methods for weather and climate modelling
  • modelling the atmospheric boundary layer
  • stochastic subgrid parametrisation in weather and climate models
  • carbon cycle
  • hydrological cycle
  • role of aerosols in the climate system
  • role of the stratosphere in the climate system
  • ensemble weather prediction
  • probabilistic forecasting of extreme weather events
  • evaluating the performance of weather and climate predictions
  • estimating insurance risk from meteorological hazards
  • space-time statistical modelling for epidemiology

PhD and Postdoctoral opportunities

Postgraduate research opportunities

Mathematics and Computer Science at Exeter maintains an international reputation for research and we continue to invest in top-quality academics and research students to enhance this expertise. Current postgraduate research studentship opportunities are listed on our studentships webpage.

Why study postgraduate Mathematics and Computer Science at the University ofExeter?

  • £3 million investment in new academic and student facilities
  • Research expertise in climate modelling and statistics; control and dynamics; systems biology; astrophysical fluid flows; number theory; robotics; machine learning; and multi-objective optimisation
  • A truly interdisciplinary approach to scientific research
  • Wide range of exciting and high-impact research projects
  • Strong links with external organisations including Motorola, Mouchel and the Met Office in Exeter, including three joint professorships researching weather and climate system modelling

Postdoctoral opportunities

We welcome enquiries from final-year PhD students and early-career researchers who would like to conduct postdoctoral research at Exeter Climate Systems. Mathematicians and statisticians keen to develop their research for applications in the climate sciences, or environmental and climate scientists keen to develop mathematical and statistical approaches in their field are particularly encouraged to contact us.

Collaboration between Exeter Climate Systems and the Met Office and specifically the Met Office Hadley Centre (also in Exeter) is unparalleled: three of our professors are co-funded by the University and the Met Office. We are also part of the UK's National Centre for Atmospheric Science and of the Willis Research Network. Furthermore, climate change is one of five themes due to receive £30 million from the University's new science strategy.

If you are interested in working here then please contact us to discuss your research interests. We have no special fund to employ postdoctoral researchers but if your plans fit with Exeter Climate Systems then we shall apply to appropriate funding bodies to support your research. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact us

  • Sam Blackburn - Exeter Climate Systems, Administrator, Monday - Thursday (7 hours per week)
  • Linda McIlwraith - Exeter Climate Systems, Research Administrator, Monday-Wednesday, 8.00 am - 1.00 pm

Address: Exeter Climate Systems, ESE, University of Exeter, Laver Building, L608, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK