Climate and Atmospheric Science
University of Leeds
Key Course Facts
ur Climate and Atmospheric Science Masters by Research degree will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD or a career in research.
Gain a broad overview of physical problems in climate and atmospheric science, together with a sound physical understanding of natural processes. Alongside this, develop highly transferable skills to conduct research in these subjects with a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis and physical and numerical modelling.
A career in scientific research is always interesting – sometimes exciting – but might not suit everyone. This course provides an excellent opportunity to get a taste of postgraduate research study and decide whether it is really the career for you.
Interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues. Leeds is a leading centre of excellence across both the physical science of the climate and atmosphere science, and the resultant socio-economic impacts and processes. The University is home to a number of research centres, related to the subject.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees taught
- no components less than 6.0
- Graduate Degrees research
- no components less than 5.5
- Undergraduate Degrees
- No components less than 5.5
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Climate and Atmospheric Science, MRes, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a physical science such as (but not limited to) physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geophysics, atmospheric or environmental science, meteorology or oceanography. Preferably, you will have also studied at least one year of university-level mathematics, though additional courses are available as part of this course. Applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis where they can demonstrate relevant work experience or aptitude in a relevant specialist field. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience in the sector will also be considered. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.
Average student cost of living in the 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.
Positions of University of Leeds in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.
Student composition of University of Leeds
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences MSc (Res)||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences PhD||The University of Edinburgh||-||-||-||-||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Part-time|
|Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes||University of Leeds||-||-||-||-||-||-||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Meteorology and Climatology MSc||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Weather and Climate Science MSc||University of Exeter||-||-||-||-||-||-||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences PhD||University of Worcester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Worcester||On campus Part-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|