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Master's Program in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography and Climate Physics

  • 120 credits

Climate is an overarching theme of this programme. Processes that are important in the climate system are research focuses for the Department of Meteorology, whose teachers are active scientists and frequently participate in the public debate on climate change.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - programmes

Welcome to studying at the Department of Meteorology, Stockholm university.

All accepted students receive a welcome letter via email with important information for their studies. If you are accepted to our Bachelor degree programme, then you will study mathematics and physics during the first two years at the Department of Physics.

Roll Call

At MISU, the programme starts with a mandatory roll call. You will get more detailed information about the roll call via email. If you plan to start the education but for some reason cannot participate at the roll call, please contact our study counselor. Otherwise you risk losing your spot in the course. Contact information for the study counselor is listed at the bottom of this page.

Choice of courses within the programme

You will automatically be accepted to the initial courses within the programme if you have been accepted to a programme at MISU. You will also get information about this via email. If you have selectable courses during the autumn semester within your programme then you need to choose those courses at the start of the semester. Information about this will be provided at the roll call.


You can register for the initial courses of the programme through your University account if you are accepted to a programme at MISU. If you have problems registering, please contact our study counselor. Contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.

Conditionally accepted

If you have been accepted with conditions then you must contact the study counselor before you can start the education. Please do this as soon as possible and well ahead of the start of the first course of the program. Contact information is listed at the bottom of this page.

On a waiting list

Have you received information that you are on a waiting list for a programme? You will always be contacted by us via email if you are accepted. Generally, we do not accept anyone from the waiting list after 1 week into the semester.

Find your way to MISU

MISU has its own lecture rooms and all of them are in the same corridor as the rest of the department. You will get your own entry card to get access to the department. MISU is located on 6th floor, building C in the Arrhenius Laboratories.

Classes during the autumn semester 2020

Classes will primarily be held onsite at MISU and we follow the recommendations of Folkhälsomyndigheten (Public Health Agency of Sweden). We are trying to set the schedule so that rush hour commuting can be avoided as much as possible. Most staff members are working from home to facilitate for classes.

You can get more detailed information about each course via the teaching platform Athena. You will get access to each respective course page as soon as you activate your University account and have been registered for the course. If you have any questions, please contact the study counselor (contact information below).


Study counselor

Phone: 08-162418


Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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The programme provides an integrated view of the components of the climate system in the atmosphere and the ocean. A central theme is the large-scale wind and current patterns that redistribute heat globally. Another is the physical and chemical processes that regulate cloud formation and the Earth's radiative balance. The programme provides students with knowledge about how feedback and interactions between different sub-components determine the sensitivity and the response of the Earth's climate to changes in the boundary conditions.

For more information see our webpage

  • Programme overview

    The design of the programme allows for a high degree of specialisation. We offer optional courses with a focus on dynamical meteorology and oceanography, where modelling is an important element. Other elective courses deal with physical and chemical atmospheric processes, examined from both theoretical and experimental standpoints. An elective course in practical meteorology provides the basis for professional work within prognosis meteorology. The programme is finalized with an independent project.

    The only mandatory course in the programme is Global Climate Systems, 15 hp.

    Our Master courses can be taken as separate courses.

    The programme is in English.

    Year 1

    Autumn semester
    MO8009, Geophysical fluid dynamics, 7,5 hp
    MO8010, Turbulent boundary layer in the atmosphere and ocean , 7,5 hp
    MO8005, Mesoscale meteorology, 7,5 hp
    MO8011, Cloud micro- and macrophysics, 7,5 hp

    Students without sufficient knowledge in Meteorology from their Bachelor studies, are provided introductory courses. These are compulsory and included in the first semester of the MSc program.

    MO8001, Meteorology I, 15 credits - basics on atmospheric thermodynamics, radiation and chemistry
    MO8002, Meteorology II, 7.5 credits - basics on dynamic meteorology

    Spring semester
    MO7003, Global climate systems 15 hp
    MO8003, Practical meteorology, 15 hp (in Swedish)
    MO7013, Biogeochemical cycles, 7,5 hp
    MO7014, Biogeochemical cycles, 15 hp

    Year 2

    Autumn semester
    MO8007, Numerical methods in meteorology and oceanography, 7,5 hp
    MO8004, Modelling of largescale circulation in the atmosphere and ocean, 7,5 hp
    MO8006, Numerical weather forecast models 7,5 hp
    MO8013, Physical oceanography
    MO8008, Remote sensing in atmosphere and ocean, 7,5 hp
    MO8014, Atmospheric chemistry in a changing world , 7,5 hp (given every other year)

    Spring semester
    Degree project, 30 hp

  • How to apply

    Follow the link below to a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

  • Contact

    Student counselor

    Phone: +46 8 16 24 18