Utrecht University

Climate Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18201
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Master’s programme in Climate Physics from Utrecht University offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The two-year Climate Physics programme from Utrecht University trains you to be a highly skilled researcher by focusing on the fundamental physical processes that make up the Earth’s climate system. The complex nature of the work requires advanced mathematical skills right from the start. You will build on this foundation by adding specialised theoretical, observational, and computational knowledge and skills relating to the atmosphere, meteorology, oceans, cryosphere (ice), and biosphere. Moreover, your instructors will encourage you to develop a critical attitude towards your research results and your underlying assumptions.

Teaching staff

Our teaching staff include leading experts from the five research fields encompassed by the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU):

  • Ocean Circulation and Climate
  • Physical Oceanography of the Coastal Zone
  • Atmospheric Dynamics and the Hydrological Cycle
  • Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
  • Ice and Climate
Programme Objective
The MSc in Climate Physics is a two-year research Master’s programme that provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the fundamental physical processes that regulate the Earth’s climate system, including the dynamics of the planet’s atmosphere, ocean, and climate.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Dynamical Meteorology
  • Dynamical Oceanography
  • Atmospheric Composition And Chemical Processes
  • Ocean Waves
  • Ice And Climate
  • Current Themes In Climate Change
  • Boundary Layers, Transport And Mixing
  • Wave Attractors
  • Turbulence In Fluids
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Academic Requirements

  • You have an International Bachelor’s Degree (Equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor’s Degree): with a major in physics; with a major in Science, including a substantial number of credits in advanced undergraduate physics and calculus; or a bachelor’s with at least second-class honors (or equivalent honors, GPA, or other rating) issued by an accredited institution of higher education in the Netherlands.
  • You can demonstrate a solid basic knowledge in classical physics, especially fluid dynamics, as well as in the mathematics required for studying scientific topics at an advanced level.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA
  • EUR 2006 National

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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