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University of Reading

Meteorology and Climate and a year in Oklahoma

UCAS Code: F791

Master of Meteorology - MMet

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Mathematics and Physics at grade A

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

to 15 Level 3 Units at Distinction and 30 Level 3 Units at Merit, including relevant Mathematics and Physics units

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Mathematics and Physics at grade 6 at Higher Level

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Mathematics and Physics at grade A

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Meteorology

Develop a broad overview of meteorology and climate, from small-scale local weather through to atmosphere science and oceanography, and spend a year in Oklahoma putting your skills into practice.Explore all aspects of meteorology and climate, including atmospheric science and oceanography, whilst learning from world-leading researchers. Take advantage of the Department's close links to industry and a range of opportunities to enhance your employability. The University is ranked 2nd in the world for research in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (World University Rankings by Subject, 2017).Our small, specialist department offers an enviable 1:2 staff to student ratio. Many of our teaching staff are world leaders in their fields and a number are Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) authors and Fellows of the Royal Society.Teaching is divided between lectures and practical work, with the ratio depending on options selected. You will have the opportunity to carry out a range of experiments using our extensive fluid dynamics and instrument labs, and atmospheric observatory. Complete an independent research project on a topic of your choice, focusing on such topics as the currents of hurricanes and typhoons or the effect of climate change on crops.Spend your third year at the University of Oklahoma. The modules during this part of the course will be geared towards the weather of the US High Plains regions and the methods used to observe and forecast it.In the final year, you will have the option of attending a summer field study trip to the Isle of Arran.This course is approved by the Royal Meteorological Society as appropriate academic training for meteorologists seeking the qualifications of Chartered Meteorologist (CMet) or Registered Meteorologist (RMet).The department benefits from a specialist placement officer and strong links with industry. A number of students carry out work experience during their summer vacations. Popular destinations include the Met Office, WeatherNet, Meteogroup and EDF Trading.**Careers**A degree in Meteorology and Climate will provide you with a range of transferable skills, including teamwork, presenting, computing, data set analysis, numeracy, scientific writing and the ability to work to deadlines. We achieved a student satisfaction score of 100% for the quality of our courses in the latest National Student Survey, 2017.Work as a forecaster or research scientist at a national organisation, such as the UK Met Office, or a commercial company. Financial businesses are also increasingly employing weather forecasters to advise traders of the possible outcomes of the weather on prices of commodities, and a number of our graduates now work in this area.You may choose to become a broadcast meteorologist and appear regularly on TV/radio, or move into a career within environmental and physical sciences or mathematics, such as flood modelling or pollution prediction. Your transferable skills will allow you to move into other sectors such as teaching, banking and accountancy.You will also be well-placed to pursue further study and develop more specialist skills.

Modules

Samples modules may include:

• Skills for environmental science

• Linear algebra

• Weather and climate fundamentals

• Weather forecasting: practice and presentation

• Atmospheric electricity

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,330
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Meteorology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical, material and forensic sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Meteorology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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