Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

MSc in Atmospheric and Climate Science

Introduction course Colloquium Colloquium Seminar Modules Modules Electives Electives Lab and Field Work Master Thesis Master Thesis

The MSc programme in Atmospheric and Climate Science aims at deepening the understanding of atmospheric processes and their interactions in space and time -from the molecular scale to the global scale and from short episodes to changes which require millions of years.

The MSc in Atmospheric and Climate Science curriculum covers a total of 90 credits and is structured as follows:


Introduction course
Three day introduction to the programme and to the different modules
Module courses
Course in three selected out of the five following modules:
  • Weather systems and atmospheric dynamics,
  • Climate processes and feedbacks,
  • Atmospheric composition and cycles,
  • Climate history and paleoclimatology,
  • Hydrology and water cycle.
Elective courses
Courses to extend the contents of a module, to catch up with missing background or broaden your education (can be grouped in minors).
Master's seminar
Introduction to writing/reviewing a proposal and to project management.
Colloquium Attendance to scientific talks given y prominent invited speakers.
Lab and field work
Practical courses to carry out experiments autonomously or in a small team. 5 ECTS
Master's thesis
One semester working autonomously, conceptually and scientifically within a current research project. 30 ECTS

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