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Master of Science in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography and Climate

Type
Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)
Language

English

Duration 4 semesters
Cost 280.000 SEK

Thinking about studies and a career in climate change, weather predictions or environmental challenges? Our MSc program lets you customize your studies and apply your knowledge in mathematics, physics, and chemistry to understand the atmosphere and the oceans.

Through this interdisciplinary program, you will get a broad comprehension of how physical and chemical processes influence the Earth's climate and how we can explain the relationship between human activity and climate change.

First-class education and a close connection to frontline research:
Building on the broad scientific expertise at the Department of Meteorology, these two years of full-time studies (120 credits*) offer you an opportunity to specialize in disciplines like classical dynamical meteorology, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, environmental research, and oceanography.

At Stockholm University, being one of the 100 highest-ranked universities in the world, we are keen to have a close relationship between education and ongoing, frontline department research. That is why all of our teaching staff are researchers within their respective fields.

Familiar and dynamic learning environment: When studying at this quite small department, you will soon come to notice that there is a very familiar culture between students and teachers. The studies are varying and lectures are mixed with experimental laboratory work such as weather forecast- and climate modeling, field measurements of ozone and observations from our own roof located weather station.

*The Swedish credit system is compatible with the European standard ECTS. 30 ECTS is equivalent to one semester of full-time studies.

Structural components
Thesis/Dissertation

Application procedure

Grant opportunities

The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees for studies.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from certain countries. The scholarships will be awarded for master’s studies in Sweden, starting in autumn and cover both living costs and tuition fees.

You are also encouraged to investigate what scholarships are available through your university, government or international organizations.

Learning outcomes

Due to the challenges of a changing climate facing society, qualified knowledge is highly demanded by different sectors of the labor market. With a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography and Climate, your employment options are extensive. Besides the option of doctoral studies, our graduate students work within meteorological institutes, the Swedish Armed Forces, weather services, industries and authorities on a local, national and global level.

Prerequisites

A Bachelor's degree in Physics, Meteorology, Oceanography or a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences with at least 90 credits in Physics and Mathematics including at least 30 credits in Mathematics and 30 credits in Physics.

Knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6

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