Meteorology
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional (not in the 3rd or 4th semester).

Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German, English
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Students on the Master’s degree programme in Meteorology gain the skills required to conduct research and to apply theory to practice. Students are trained to conduct research in the observation, analysis and modelling of meteorological and climatological connections, as well as to work in the increasingly industrial and commercial job market of weather forecasting and briefing, the power industry, the insurance industry, aviation and aerospace, and environmental and climate protection.

It is also possible to study this degree programme in English, as required.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Areas of Focus

  • Students can choose their areas of specialisation from the range of courses offered by the institute.
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in Meteorology comprises a specialisation stage and a research stage.
At the specialisation stage, students acquire specialist meteorological knowledge in the overview module Advanced Meteorology, which initially builds on the foundations laid at the Bachelor’s stage. This knowledge is then expanded on in the areas of modern measurement methods and applied meteorology, in line with the student’s choice of courses. During the first academic year, students also take a module on research and professional orientation as well as a compulsory elective subject.

The research stage is mainly spent writing a Master’s thesis. Topics relevant to current research are tackled in the thesis. It makes sense to prepare the content of the Master’s thesis by choosing appropriate courses at the specialisation stage.

The Master’s degree programme is supplemented by an application subject, enabling students to gain an insight into the tasks and working practices of another subject, and by courses in which they gain key transferable skills.

Recommended Abilities

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a high proportion of meteorology or physics courses is recommended and relevant for admission, since only a few foundation courses can be taken subsequently at the Master’s stage. Further details about the exact provisions are given in the Admission Regulations.

Career Opportunities

Meteorologists work in research institutions, for weather services, environmental agencies, insurance companies, engineering firms and consultancies; they also find employment with software companies, in the power industry, the automotive industry, aviation and in management consultancy. Besides the traditional tasks of weather forecasting and basic research, meteorologists also produce yield forecasts for wind farms, investigate air turbulence caused by aircraft, simulate pollutant dispersion in cities, and undertake risk assessment for insurance companies.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Meteorology

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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