Research course

Atmospheric and Climate 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, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Course content

A large and active research institute. We have probably the broadest range of interests in atmospheric science within the UK. We offer PhD projects in all areas of our atmospheric and climate research: Meteorology, chemistry, dynamics, aerosols and clouds, geoengineering, fluid dynamics, satellite earth observation, climate change, numerical modelling, fieldwork, laboratory studies.

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

We provide excellent practical and personal support for our students. Our research has extensive UK and international collaborations.

Fees and funding

NERC quota and tied studentships. EPSRC. EU, DFID, EA industry, ORS and Dorothy Hodgkin for overseas students, University Scholarships, Departmental Scholarships.

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

Ms Michelle Lesnianski
0113 343 1634
0113 343 6716