Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes
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 be able to join Climate and Atmospheric Science, MRes.
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.
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 Leeds 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 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.
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|