Considering a Career in Weather and Climate?

Courses for studying weather and climate

18 November 2019

At this time of year, many school students are thinking about what university courses they may like to apply for. Most meteorologists enter the profession with degrees in meteorology, climate science, physics or maths. We have compiled a list of courses with a significant element of weather and climate in this list.

The list also contains information about informal courses that you can take if you have an interest in the weather and climate but no intention to pursue it as a career option.

For more information about what sorts of things meteorology students end up doing, have a look at our careers spotlights

There is also other useful career information and this video from the WMO is a great explanation of why the world needs meteorologists.

Courses which have been accepted as fulfilling the requirements for core content under the Society's Chartered Meteorologist Accreditation Scheme have been highlighted with an *.