Informal Courses

If you would just like to learn more about the weather and climate, without needing a formal qualification, the following courses may be of interest. 

The University of Reading is offering online classes in Meteorology and Climate in:

  • Fundamentals of Meteorology (September to December 2022)
  • Statistics for Weather and Climate Science (September to December 2022)
  • Tropical Meteorology (January to March 2023)
  • Climate Services and Climate Impact Modelling (January to February 2023)

The courses are suitable for professional meteorologists, consultants, STEM students, graduates, academics seeking to improve their range of skills and knowledge and keen amateurs.

All details are at:

Competitive scholarships for 80% of the fee are available for people from low income countries.

Are you an RMetS member? There is a 10% discount on course fees for existing members.

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