Why study Meteorology at Reading?
Meteorology is the science of the atmosphere. Quite apart from its obvious application to weather forecasting, it is also fundamental to some of the most pressing environmental issues of the day such as climate change, ozone depletion and atmospheric pollution. It is very much a physical science, so a large part of meteorology involves applying physics and mathematics to understand and predict our weather and climate.
Learning to relate mathematics and physics to commonly observed phenomena, like thunderstorms and frontal depressions, is one of the great attractions of studying meteorology as a physical science at Reading. Meteorology students will extend their skills in physics and mathematics, skills that are emphasised strongly in the single and combined degrees in meteorology taught at Reading.
The subject is taught through a unique combination of lectures, laboratory classes, outdoor practicals (including an optional field trip) and a piece of independent research in the final year. You will be taught by up to twenty academic staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field.
The choice of a single or combined degree in meteorology will appeal particularly to a student who wishes to study physical science and mathematics at university and is attracted to the idea of applying these subjects to investigate and understand weather and climate.
NEW! The Meteorology Department now also offers a new degree in For further information on all the courses we offer, go to the
undergraduate courses page.
For further information on all the courses we offer, go to the undergraduate courses page.