Undergraduate programmes

At the University of Reading we offer Meteorology and Environmental Physics undergraduate programmes, some of which are run jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department of Meteorology is one of the worlds leading centres of teaching and research in meteorology, and many of our academic and teaching staff are world leaders in their fields. In addition to the key analysis, numeracy and communication skills required of todays physical sciences graduates, we place great emphasis on personal development and employability. Whilst our undergraduate degree courses focus on the science of the atmosphere and oceans, many of our graduates go on to develop careers in other areas where scientific, mathematical and computing skills are highly sought after.

Most undergraduate courses are three years duration - some can be undertaken over four years as a sandwich course, with a year spent on work placement in industry (or similar organisation) between the second and third years of the taught component. For the MMet Meteorology and Climate course, the third year of the four-year course is spent in the USA, studying at the University of Oklahoma. Students have flexibility in their choice of modules, which are described in more detail on these pages and in our undergraduate brochures for Meteorology and Environmental Physics. Many of our programmes carry accreditation or approval from relevant professional bodies or learned societies.

We offer a dedicated, active and friendly department with a wide variety of activities, from weekly discussions of topical weather and climate matters to the legendary Christmas pantomime, the departmental weather-themed photography competition and the keenly contested Golden Mallet summer croquet tournament. During term-time, our weekly Weather Game pits students and staff against each other in a game of skill in forecasting weather around the world - with prizes to be won!

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