Weather Vane

Meteorology and Climate Science Courses

Sign-up for online courses to train in Meteorology and Climate Science at University of Reading.

You will be supported by internationally-renowned academic staff in the University’s Department of Meteorology, the only dedicated department of its kind in the UK, which is ranked 4th in the world for Atmospheric Science.*

These courses are suitable for STEM students, graduates and academics, as well as professional meteorologists, environmental consultants, weather forecasters and climate risk managers seeking to improve their range of skills and knowledge. The courses may be suitable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for chartered meteorologists. 

We welcome applications and enquiries from people in the UK and around the world.

Each course is three months in duration:

Course fees

The course fees for the 2023-24 academic year are £500 per course for international and UK learners.

Competitive scholarships for 80% of the course fee are available for people from low income countries. For scholarships, apply by 20 August for the September to December courses and 30 November for the January to March courses.

Please read the scholarship criteria here for more information and to find out if you might be eligible.

Find out more about the courses, key dates, prerequisites, fees and scholarships.

*ShanghaiRanking 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects