University Degree Courses

To become a leading research or applied scientist, a good degree from a university is essential.

You may have a Meteorology degree, but people also enter the field with degrees in physics or maths. An increasing number of people enter the profession with degrees in associated subjects, including computing, environmental studies, physical geography and electronics.

Click on the University name below to see the Meteorology related courses on offer.

Note: Courses which have been accepted as fulfilling the requirements for core content under the Society's Chartered Meteorologist Accreditation Scheme have been highlighted with a *.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Agrometeorology
  • Air Pollution Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Modelling
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Boundary Layer Meteorology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Climatic Change
  • Climatology and/or Applied Climatology
  • Cloud Physics and/or Chemistry
  • Commercial Meteorology
  • Customer Relations/Care/Services
  • Data Processing
  • Dynamical Meteorology
  • Education and Training                               
  • Electrical Phenomena
  • Forensic Meteorology
  • Forest Meteorology
  • General Climatology
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Impact Based Forecasting
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Marine Meteorology
  • Media
  • Meteorological Research Support
  • Microclimatology
  • Military Meteorology
  • Numerical Analysis or Forecasting
  • Observations
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Polar Meteorology
  • Radar
  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Solar Energy/Renewables
  • Space Weather
  • Statistical Climatology
  • Storms (Cycloes, Tornadoes, Tropical, Extra-Tropical)
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Weather Modification
  • Wind Engineering

Department: School of Environmental Sciences

1. BSc./MSci Meteorology and Oceanography (option of year in Europe, North America, Australasia or a Year in Industry) *

2. BSc. Environmental Sciences (option of year in Industry)

3. BSc. Environmental Earth Sciences (option of year in Industry)

4. BSc/MSci. Environmental Geophysics (option of year in Industry)

5. BSc Climate Change (option of year in Industry)

6. MSci Climate Change (option of year in Industry)

7. MSci Climate Change

8. MSc Environmental Sciences including pathways in sustainability


Department: Geography

1. MSc Sustainable Development (Climate Change and Risk Management)

Department: Physics

1. BSc/ MSci in Physics
These degree programmes include atmospheric and environmental physics modules with optional years in Europe.


Department: Environmental Science

1. BSc in Environmental Science (opportunity to study abroad)

2. BSc Earth and Environmental Science (opportunity to study abroad)

Department: School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

1. BSc Environmental Science (option of year in Industry or abroad)

Department: School of Physics and Astronomy

1. BSc/ MPhys Physics
With optional courses in atmospheric physics throughout the degree.


Department: Physics

1. BA/ MPhys in Physics
With optional courses in atmospheric physics in the fourth year. 



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