Atmospheric Sciences PhD
University of Worcester
Key Course Facts
Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.
The Atmospheric Science team at Worcester runs a range of experiments funded by UK research councils that are well suited for additional PhD studies in relation to vegetation and/or atmospheric science. It is affiliated within European funded exchange programmes providing extensive possibilities for travelling and longer-term visits at international partner universities.
Available as a full-time or part-time course (completed over a maximum of six years).
Links with European funded exchange programmes and experiments funded by UK research councils.
All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme, focused around a wide range of themes.
Access an excellent range of resources and equipment, including meteorological observational equipment, a drone with meteorological sensors, pollen and spore traps and modelling facilities.
Our staff have a broad range of expertise in aerobiology, palynology, meteorology, climate, GIS, modelling, field studies, and air pollution.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Foundation year
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study OR First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline OR Research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.
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
The University of Worcester 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 Worcester
The University of Worcester (UW) is a publicly funded research university, located in Worcester, England. Dating back to 1946 as an Emergency Teacher Training College, it was only in 2005 that UW received official university status. The university’s main campus is known as St John’s and is where most of the courses take place, although those related to business, computing, marketing and management are taken on by the university’s secondary campus which is known as City Campus.
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|