Research course

Climate and Atmospheric Science

University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in a relevant physical science subject. We welcome applications from masters students.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Join us for our Master Open Day to find out more about our courses.

The Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is dedicated to understanding the physical and chemical processes that govern the behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere. Please have a look at our latest projects listed below and use the links to the right of your screen which give information about the application procedure, fees and scholarships, and other relevant information. If you have already secured sponsorship for your research degree study and have a specific research proposal, we would welcome an application form from you.

Department specialisms

Climate change and earth-system science. Meteorology. Atmospheric physics and chemistry. Aerosols. Laboratory and fieldwork. Global and mesoscale modelling. Boundary layer, troposphere and stratosphere.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you meet our requirements for English language (eg, IELTS/TOEFL).

Fees and funding

Leeds hosts NERC Leeds/York SPHERES Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) which is recruiting up to and including 2018. Please visit for a full list of projects and information about how to apply. Any projects that are not filled in the DTP selection process will remain available for other candidates wishing to seek alternative sponsorship.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
distance learning
60 months
part time
60 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months
distance learning
48 months

Course contact details

Michelle Lesnianski
0113 343 1634