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The Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading offers a variety of scheduled and open online courses, as well as short courses, summer schools and meteorological masterclasses.


Scheduled online courses

We provide a range of scheduled online courses in aspects of meteorology and climate, supported by our internationally renowned academic staff:

These classes are suitable training for aspiring and professional meteorologists, consultants, STEM students, graduates, keen amateurs, and academics seeking to improve their range of skills and knowledge.

Online learners will study over one semester. Applications and inquiries are welcome from people in the UK and overseas. Discounted fees are available for applicants from low to middle income countries.

Find out more about our scheduled courses and how to enrol

Open online courses

Study one of our free, on-demand courses.

These online courses are open to anyone. No existing knowledge or experience of meteorology is required.

Learn about our open online courses

Short courses and summer schools

Short courses and summer schools are designed to train professionals, postgraduate and doctoral graduates as well as early career scientists. Leaders in their fields provide overviews and some of their latest research.

Meteorological masterclasses

Topical webinars from the Royal Meteorological Society and the University of Reading provide professional training and development for meteorologists and climate scientists.

Masterclasses are held in the spring and autumn. Sign up for our upcoming masterclasses or view a list of past events.