Taught course

Atmospheric Science

University of Brighton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2021. They should be used as a general guide.
Degree and experience
A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Emission of anthropogenic pollutants into the air since industrialisation has resulted in a change in the composition of the Earth's atmosphere. Air pollution has now become a major concern for human and environmental health, and for the Earth's overall climate. Our Atmospheric Science MRes will help you understand our atmosphere and its many complex processes that are responsible for sustaining life as we know it.
You will learn about the chemistry and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere; how to observe, measure and model our air; what air quality actually means, and how we legislate for air pollutants. You’ll discover how to reduce air pollution effects and protect public and environmental health.
Joining a team of Brighton researchers who focus on developing practical solutions and strategies to help reduce negative impacts on air quality and climate, you will develop your research skills in this field. You'll have the opportunity to work at our JOAQUIN Advanced Air Quality Research (JAAQS) Observatory, one of the most advanced permanent tropospheric observatories in the UK.
You’ll work on a dedicated research project under the supervision of an academic member of staff who specialises in your area of research. And you’ll be linked to our research Centre for Earth Observation Science, or to research groups in Environment and Public Health or Applied Geosciences.

Information for international students

English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Scholarships, bursaries and loans
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.
Find out more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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