Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution PhD
University of Birmingham
Key Course Facts
Our Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution PhD with Integrated Study has been developed to provide a new route to the internationally-respected British PhD degree by incorporating subject knowledge, research training and the development of transferable skills.
The PhD with Integrated Study has been developed to provide a new route to the internationally-respected British PhD degree by incorporating subject knowledge, research training and the development of transferable skills.
The programme normally lasts for four years and combines a broad foundation in atmospheric science and air pollution through taught and assessed coursework, with the full research training and experience of a traditional PhD within which a student pursues their own research in a tightly-focused area.
The course combines taught modules (taken during years 1 and 2), in the areas of meteorology and air pollution, selected to match the candidate’s background, interests and research topic, with independent research work (performed predominantly in years 3 and 4), leading to the award of a PhD degree. The PhD with Integrated Study in Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution has been developed to provide a new route to the internationally-respected British PhD degree by incorporating subject knowledge, research training and the development of transferable skills.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
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A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
University of Birmingham is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a research university based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. The university’s aim is to be at the cutting edge of educational delivery, and to have their curriculum be continually reshaped by new revelations in research. The main campus is situated a reasonable three miles away from Birmingham city centre, which doesn’t take long to get to via bus if the student decides they’d like to spend some of their free time there.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Mathematics with Ocean and Climate Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Liverpool||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences MSc (Res)||The University of Manchester||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences MPhil||The University of Edinburgh||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics DPhil||University of Oxford||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Oxford||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Meteorology and Climatology MSc||University of Birmingham||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution PhD||University of Birmingham||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Weather and Climate Science MSc||University of Exeter||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences MRes||The University of Manchester||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes||University of Leeds||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences MPhil||University of Worcester||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Worcester||On campus Part-time|