Incoming Students

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Atmospheric and Climate Sciences in Frankfurt

Atmospheric and Climate sciences are geosciences disciplines deeply rooted in physics, investigating atmospheric processes by experimental-empirical and theoretical methods. Besides to physics and mathematics it also has connections to chemistry, oceanography, hydrology, and geography.

Other than in the bachelor programme, Master students have extensive freedoms to structure their curriculum according to their personal preferences. Possible directions are

  • Experimental research
  • Theory of atmospheric dynamics and climate
  • Mesoscale processes and climate
  • Boundary layer meteorology
Expertise is deepened by a wide choice of courses and a minor subject. The volume of the latter can be between 10 and 20 CP.

As research oriented institute we can offer a wide variety of topics for master's theses, and later on also doctoral theses. Other advantages are small groups, excellent international collaborations and, certainly, modern equipment. Frankfurt itself is the university site closest to the German Weather Service (DWD), an important employer of well-trained meteorologists. Moreover, Frankfurt also is a leading economic center in the country, with many other good employment options. 


Master of Science Atmospheric and Climate Sciences*


The standard length of study for the Master of Science degree is 4 semesters.  

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Start of the programme

Enrollment is only possible in the winter semester.

Important note for applicants

Please be aware that all Master's courses have a strong focus on physical and mathematical concepts. 

Students are expected to have

  • thorough knowledge of physics (especially fluid dynamics)
  • good mathematical skills (algebra, mathematical analysis) 
  • a good knowledge of basic chemistry
  • advanced programming skills (required in all courses for numerical simulation, data evaluation and visualisation).