Meteorological Courses

To become a leading research or applied scientist, a good degree from a university is essential. This may or may not be in meteorology. Others enter meteorology with degrees in physics or maths. An increasing number of people enter the profession with degrees in associated subjects, including computing, environmental studies, physical geography and electronics.

This webpage contains information about meteorology courses in British universities. It does not explicitly contain information about research opportunities. Details of research opportunities can be found here.

Information about research opportunities can also be found on the webpages of the schools and departments which are listed below.

Accredited Courses

Not all of the courses shown below have been accepted as fulfilling the requirements for core content under the Society's Chartered Meteorologist Accreditation Scheme. List of accredited courses.

Links to each University are given and where the address or telephone numbers ares not clear from the University website, these are given too.

Contact: Department of Meteorology, The University of Reading, PO Box 243, Reading, RG6 6BB. Address correspondence to either the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor or the MSc Admissions Tutor, as appropriate.


A wide range of free courses in meteorology is available online as part of the COMET programme


Vocational Qualifications

Those who wish to enter the profession at non-graduate level require A-level or a relevant vocational qualification in a mathematical or physical science. Opportunities exist within the profession for vocational training leading to higher-level qualifications.