Meteorology and Air Quality

This specialisation allows you to specialise as a meteorologist, air quality consultant or as an atmospheric scientist. With your research you will contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate. You take courses in the fields of Weather and Climate Dynamics, Urban Meteorology and Air Quality, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Boundary-Layer Meteorology and Land-Atmosphere Interactions.

About the specialisation

Key elements of this specialisation are the physics of atmospheric systems and climate processes, as well as computer skills and advanced statistics. Other topics are physical-chemical processes, the composition of the atmosphere, and the exchange between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface. You examine these processes at a local and global level, developing models based on your fieldwork.

You can contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate and focus on the physics of atmospheric systems and climate processes, creating numerical models to fully describe the three-dimensional state of the atmosphere and its evolution in time. You learn to collect and process meteorological and climatological information efficiently with a view to the projection of future conditions of the atmosphere and the climate system.

Or you can specialise in the physical-chemical processes, the composition of the atmosphere and the exchange between atmosphere and the earth’s surface. You examine these processes at a local and global level, developing models based on your fieldwork. The models you create can be used for developing environmental policy, air quality inventory and scenario analysis. Computer skills and advanced statistics form key elements in this track.

Academic Master Cluster*

Academic Master Cluster (AMC) consists of 2 blocks (9 + 3 ECTS): one block is compulsory; the other is selected in consultation with your study adviser. Depending on your previous education and career orientation, you can choose from three options:

  1. Academic Consultancy Training and Modular Skills Training (MOS);
  2. Design of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies and Modular Skills Training (MOS)
  3. Research Master Cluster: Academic Research Proposal Writing

Thesis and Internship

You work on your thesis in the first half of year 2; in the second half you complete your internship.

Learn more about research of the Meteorology and Air Quality chair group, the basis for your thesis and internship possibilities