Research course

Atmospheric Sciences

The University of Manchester · School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

The Standard requirement for a Masters programme (either taught or research) is an Upper-Second UK Honours Degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline. For a Doctorate level programme (eg PhD) it is an Upper- Second UK Honours Degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a First Degree with an additional UK Masters Degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

Active in many areas of atmospheric science, exploring a range of physical, chemical and electrical processes. Current research projects include: Radiative transfer, precipitation and cloud electrification; boundary layer processes; aerosol properties; cloud physics and chemistry, and atmospheric pollution in the urban environment. Research carried out in these areas includes field observations, laboratory investigations, theoretical studies and numerical modelling.

Field experiments and interpretation of field observations form the largest part of this group's activities. Recent field experiments have been held in locations across the UK - including Norfolk, Essex, Edinburgh, Birmingham, and Manchester - and further afield - including many European countries, South Korea, USA Australia, Chile and Borneo.

Information for international students

The English requirements for postgraduate Studies is IELTS 6.5, and no lower than 6.0 in any component.

Fees and funding

Please see:

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 0776