M.Sc. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences*

* formerly MSc Meteorology

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Current information for students of the M.Sc. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences programme


Examination dates winter semester 2023/24

The first examination dates for the current semester have been set and can be found in this (German-language) → overview of examination dates for the M.Sc. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences programme. 


Renaming of the masters programme successful

The former master's program "MSc Meteorology" is now officially named "MSc Atmospheric and Climate Sciences".

The new name represents the diversity of the program far better than the old name and emphasizes the larger context of a changing climate in which all our teaching and research takes place. There will be no changes to the content of the course. Students in the former MSc Meteorology Programm may apply to change to the new name (with a transitional period of two years). All related documents will be updated in the following days.

About the programme

The Atmospheric Sciences are deeply rooted in physics and closely connected to chemistry, hydrology, oceanography and geography. Given the enormous influence of the atmosphere on many parts of the Earth system. The Amtospheric Sciences are also an aspect of today's highly topical environmental research.

The international Master's program M.Sc. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences offers a wide variety of theoretical and experimental topics and a diverse range of specialisations within the specific research areas of the institute's research groups.

The study program is built based upon three main elements:

  • Basic courses (including two major and several minor courses)
  • Specialisation (usually in the scientific area of the Master's thesis)
  • Master's thesis (actual research in one of the research groups)

The two major courses can be chosen from a total of four topics: MT (Theory), MK (Climate), MG (Boundary Layer) and ME (Experimental Research), which are directly connected to the research groups fields of interest. Additionally, there is a range of optional subjects to choose from to help you shape your individual scientific profile.

The most important documents to organize your studies are

We strongly recommend to contact our Study Advisors as soon as possible to layout your individual study plan for a successful completion of your master studies.

*  The Study Regulations document is an English reading version only. The only officially and legally binding version is the German original. However, the English reading version is closely translated and contentwise identical for all practical purposes.

** A more precise final translation for the module handbook is still ongoing and will soon be released.