Uppsala University

Physics - Meteorology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Physics - Meteorology at Uppsala Universityis the specialisation for those of you who want to get deep understanding of the weather and climate systems.The degree from Uppsala University gives you opportunities to work internationally.You will be well prepared to apply for positions at national weather services, private companies, municipalities, and for a research position (PhD student).

About

Physics - Meteorology at Uppsala Universityis developed in coordination with research groups at Uppsala University. The tutors are active researchers and the courses are linked to the frontline of physics research.

The open structure of the programme provides you with many opportunities to broaden the educational scope and to specialise in your particular area of interest.

During the two-year programme you will apply your background in physics on the atmosphere. The suggested course outline guides you through different aspects of meteorology: atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, climate variations and climate change, meteorology on local and global scale, as well as applied meteorology e.g. wind-power calculations and dispersion of pollutants. 

We also offer courses in numerical modelling of the atmosphere and practical meteorology, a hands-on course in forecast methodology.

Career

With a Master’s degree in physics, you will be qualified for PhD studies in physics. Many physics Master’s students continue as PhD students, at Uppsala University or elsewhere. You will also have the opportunity to work with research and development (R&D) at various companies and public authorities.

Your mathematical competence and analytical problem-solving skills will make you an attractive recruit. Depending on the courses you take and the specialisation you choose, there are many other individual career opportunities in special areas, both within and outside the field of physics.

Programme Structure

During the programmes first three terms, you may choose from a range of advanced physics courses, thus providing a specialisation in one field of physics. You may also choose courses from other fields (of physics) in order to create an individual profile for your Masters degree.

The Master Programme in Physics, specialising in Meteorology, is concluded with a 5-month individual research degree project, in cooperation with a research group at a university, in industry or at a public authority.

The programme gives you ample opportunity to choose from the wide range of courses offered, both within and beyond physics, enabling you to tailor your own Masters degree.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Selection:Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee:SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester:SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total:SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.