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The Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading is part of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences.

Our diverse community of staff and students is united by a passion to explore how mathematical, physical and computational sciences can be used to better predict the weather and climate.

Supportive environment

You'll find a strong sense of community within the Department of Meteorology. Staff and students get to know one another thanks to our excellent staff-to-student ratio.

Our departmental coffee room, which sits at the heart of the Department, is a place where everyone can share their passion for tackling the challenges of the natural world in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Student-led careers and networking day

Held in the Department, our networking day enables you to establish contacts within your chosen field and learn more about what it's like to work in different sectors of meteorology and climate science.

The types of organisations and companies that attend include instrumentation companies, private and government forecasters, catastrophe and insurance companies, and research organisations.

Expand your knowledge through our regular seminar series

During each semester, we hold weekly departmental and lunchtime seminars featuring guest speakers from the meteorological and climate sectors, as well as speakers from within the Department.

Open to everyone, these seminars are a great way to learn more about a particular topic or issue. We update our list of seminars at the beginning of each semester.

Departmental Seminars
Held every Monday at 12:00 throughout each semester only.

Lunchtime Seminars
Held every Tuesday from 13:00 to 13:50 throughout each semester only.


How you'll study

Study through a combination of lectures, practicals and tutorial classes, enabling you to learn in a variety of ways.

Meet the team

Our academics have a range of expertise in meteorology and climate science. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge through teaching, fieldwork and world-renowned research.

Our stories

Read about our inspiring students, staff and alumni, and learn how our meteorological research feeds directly into your studies.
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