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Master's Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120
  • Tuition feeNone

Presentation

Objectives and content

The aim is to provide you as a student with the skills to work in the fields of oceanography, climatology and meteorology. The content of the Master's Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography is the physics of the atmosphere and ocean, including dynamics, thermodynamics, and radiation processes.  

Within the Master's Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography, you can choose among the following specializations:

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Climatology
  • Meteorology
  • Chemical Oceanography

Semester

Autumn

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Application procedure

International applicants residing abroad:

For more information about the application procedure please see:
http://www.uib.no/en/education/48766/how-apply-masters-degree

Master applicants who are residing in Norway and who have a Norwegian ID number:

Master applicants who are residing in Norway and who have a Norwegian ID number, and Nordic citizens have to apply in the same application procedure as Norwegian applicants.

For more information about the application procedure please see:
http://www.uib.no/en/education/48766/how-apply-masters-degree

Admission Requirements for specialization in Physical Oceanography:

BS in meteorology and oceanography, physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with either GEOF120 and GEOF130, or GEOF105 and GEOF210. In addition GEOF213 or an equivalent course has to be passed in order to qualify for admission to the study specialization Physical Oceanography.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission.

Admission Requirements for specialization in Chemical Oceanography

Bachelor in meteorology and oceanography, chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with either GEOF120 and GEOF130, or GEOF105 and GEOF210.

The course GEOF236 must be passed during bachelor or master.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission.

Admission Requirements for specialization in Climate Dynamics

Bachelor in meteorology and oceanography, physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with either GEOF120 and GEOF130, or GEOF105 and GEOF210. In addition GEOF220 and/or GEOF213 or an equivalent course has to be passed in order to qualify for admission to the study specialization Climate Dynamics.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission

 

Admission Requirements for specialization in Meteorology

Bachelor in meteorology and oceanography, physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with the courses GEOF120 and GEOF130, or the courses GEOF105 and GEOF210. In addition GEOF213, and/or GEOF220 or an equivalent course has to be passed in order to qualify for admission to the study specialization in Meteorology. It is furthermore strongly recommended that the candidate has GEOF212 or equivalent.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission.

 

Application procedure

Follow the guidelines on how to apply depending on which applicant group you belong to.

Semester

Autumn

Programme structure

Master's Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography (krav 120 SP)
Spesialization
When applying for admission to the Master's program, you apply directly to a programme
Physical Oceanography (krav 60 SP)
Compulsory subject (krav 40 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF310Turbulence in the Atmospheric and Ocean Boundary Layer101–41
GEOF331<title>51–41
GEOF346Tidal dynamics and sea level variations101–41
GEOF337Physical Oceanography in Fjords101–42
GEOF339Advanced Ocean Dynamics51–43
Optional subject (krav 20 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF212Physical Climatology101–41
GEOF211Numerical Modelling101–42
GEOF334Microwave Satellite Remote Sensing51–42
GEOF338Polar Oceanography101–42
GEOF343Wind Generated Surface Waves101–43
GEOF345Satellite Remote Sensing in Meteorology and Oceanography101–43
Chemical Oceanography (krav 60 SP)
Obligatorisk emne (krav 40 SP)
GEOF236 må være avlagt og bestått enten på bachelor eller master
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF230<title>101–41
GEOF236Chemical Oceanography101–41
GEOF336Advanced Chemical Oceanography101–42
GEOF310Turbulence in the Atmospheric and Ocean Boundary Layer101–41
GEOF347Seminar on "Earth system science for sustainability studies"51–42
Optional subject (krav 20 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF212Physical Climatology101–41
GEOF211Numerical Modelling101–42
GEOF337Physical Oceanography in Fjords101–42
GEOF338Polar Oceanography101–42
Climate (krav 60 SP)
Compulsory subject (krav 25 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF213Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean101–41
GEOF310Turbulence in the Atmospheric and Ocean Boundary Layer101–41
Choose minimum one of the courses
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF339Advanced Ocean Dynamics51–43
GEOF352Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics51–43
Optional subject (krav 35 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF212Physical Climatology101–41
GEOF344<title>101–41
GEOF345Satellite Remote Sensing in Meteorology and Oceanography101–41
MAT253Fluid mechanics101–41
GEOF211Numerical Modelling101–42
GEOF327The General Circulation of the Atmosphere101–42
GEOF328Mesoscale Dynamics101–42
Meteorology (krav 60 SP)
Compulsory subject (krav 40 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF213Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean101–41
GEOF311Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer51–41
GEOF351Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences51–41
GEOF321Models and Methods in Numerical Weather Prediction101–42
GEOF322Field Course in Meteorology51–42
GEOF352Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics51–43
Optional subject (krav 20 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF212Physical Climatology101–41
GEOF344<title>101–41
GEOF345Satellite Remote Sensing in Meteorology and Oceanography101–41
GEOF211Numerical Modelling101–42
GEOF327The General Circulation of the Atmosphere101–42
GEOF328Mesoscale Dynamics101–42
Master thesis in Geophysics (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
GEOF399Master's Thesis in Meteorology and Oceanography603
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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