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

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.

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.

  • 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 System, 15 credits.

    Our master's courses can be taken as separate courses.

    The programme is in English.

    Year 1

    Available courses

    • MO7003 Global Climate System 15 credits
    • MO7019 Statistical methods for climate science, 7.5 credits
    • MO7020 Waves and instabilities, 7.5 credits
    • MO7021 Climate and the general circulation, 7.5 credits
    • MO8003 Practical meteorology, 15 credits (in Swedish)
    • MO8004 Modelling of largescale circulation in the atmosphere and ocean, 7.5 credits
    • MO8005 Mesoscale meteorology, 7.5 credits
    • MO8007 Numerical methods in meteorology and oceanography, 7.5 credits
    • MO8008 Remote sensing in atmosphere and ocean, 7.5 credits
    • MO8010 Turbulent boundary layer in the atmosphere and ocean, 7.5 credits
    • MO8011 Cloud micro- and macrophysics, 7.5 credits
    • MO8013 Physical oceanography, 7.5 credits
    • MO9001 Degree project, 30 credits
    • MO9002 Degree project, 45 credits
    • MO9003 Degree project, 60 credits

    Students without sufficient knowledge in meteorology from their bachelor's studies are provided introductory courses. These are compulsory and included in the first semester of the MSc programme:

    • MO4005 Atmospheric structure, 15 credits
    • MO4006 Fundamental dynamics, 15 credits

    Year 2

    See the available courses for year 1
  • How to apply

    Follow the link below to a step-by-step guide on how to apply.
    Note: Course MO9001 is an exception. For this course, you apply via the study advisor.

  • Contact

    Study counselor