Master in Applied Ecology and Conservation
Weather and climate are integral parts of the Earth system. The monitoring of meteorological variables, together with the knowledge and modelling of underlying processes, are key to understanding our interaction with the natural environment.
This programme provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors. The course also demonstrates how these create opportunities or pose problems for the successful operation of natural and human systems. Our aim is that upon graduation you will be able to compete for careers in Meteorology and Climatology.
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Provide training in theoretical and applied aspects of atmospheric physics and dynamics, quantitative modelling techniques, weather forecasting, climate prediction and observation of atmospheric processes
Equip you with the skills of quantitative and statistical analysis with regards to atmospheric data processing and management
Enable you to apply theoretical concepts and analytical techniques to the resolution of environmental and socio-economic problems that have an atmospheric origin
Develop your independent research ability
Convert participants with non-environmental backgrounds to applied meteorologists and climatologists
Develop your communication skills using traditional and IT-based media
Stage 1: PGCert (a total of 60 credits out of the 80 credit modules)
Module M1a: Theoretical Meteorology: Atmospheric Composition and Physics
Module M2: Weather Forecasting and Climate Modelling
Module M3: Atmospheric Data Processing and Statistics
Module M5: Physical Climatology and Climate Change
Module M10: Meteorological Applications and Services
Stage 2: PGDip (a total of 120 credits)
Module M1b: Theoretical Meteoroloy: Atmospheric Dynamics
Module M4: Mathematics
Module M7: Weather, Climate and Society (optional to M4)
Module M8: Applied Micrometeorology (optional to M4)
M9 Atmospheric Observation
M11 Air Pollution Chemistry (optional to M9)
M12 Causes and Effects of Air Pollutants (optional to M9)
M13 Carbon Cycle and Carbon Management
Stage 3: MSc (a total of 180 credits)
M6a Research Proposal for Dissertation
The MSc course in Applied Meteorology and Climatology was initiated in 1963/64. It was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand still continues. For example, over the period of the last decade, about 45 percent of graduates from the course have entered employment directly related to applied meteorology and climatology, while 37 percent have taken up research posts in this area.