Distance Learning Programmes in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

Climate Studies & Meteorology


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Climate studies and meteorology is an interdisciplinary study that focuses on the activity and changes of the atmosphere as well as weather patterns, on the other side. The sub-disciplines of these sciences lead to specializations in observation of the elements that comprise weather and the meteorological phenomena. Together with atmospheric physics and chemistry, climate studies and meteorology are part of the atmospheric sciences.

Bachelor’s degrees in climate studies and meteorology focus on academic study and practice, thanks to analysis and research of the atmosphere. Large-scale climate and weather effects such as El Nino or global warming are also studied. Students who pursue a Master’s degree in climate studies and meteorology are able to study temperature, pressure, wind, humidity and rain, the changes in latitude, altitude or the interaction between Earth’s atmosphere and the oceans.

Climate studies and meteorology can be applied in military, energy production, agriculture, transport or constructions, among other fields, resulting in vast employment opportunities. Graduates can become weather forecasters in the public or private sector, forensic or broadcast meteorologists or even teachers.

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Suggested Online Programmes Climate Studies & Meteorology

M.A. Climate Change And Global Sustainability

The Climate Change And Global Sustainability program offered by School of International Training is designed for professionals who want to make a difference in sustainability, ecological conservation, and community livelihoods. An advanced knowledge of science is not required; you will learn the key concepts of climate science on the program.

United States
Certificate Climate Science and Policy

EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Climate Science and Policy in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Understand climate science and the role of policy for transitioning to a low carbon energy supply.

M.Sc. Global Energy and Climate Policy (Online)

The MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy (Online) at SOAS University of London introduces students to the key energy sources, their economic and technical bases and how they are regulated. It further analyses energy and climate governance at the international level, and discusses the geopolitics of energy. 

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Climate Change and Development (Online)

Climate change is the foremost challenge of the 21st century and is now being prioritised by governments, donor/development agencies and NGOs around the world. The Climate Change and Development (Online) programme at SOAS University of London is designed to meet these needs so that organisations can be more effective in their efforts towards change.

United Kingdom