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BSc Meteorology and Climate Science

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should be able to:

- Demonstrate knowledge of specific examples of human effects on the atmosphere and the opportunities for remediation or adaptation.
- Demonstrate and apply coherent and detailed knowledge of a range of complex atmospheric processes and issues, some of which will draw on the latest scientific research results.
- Evaluate the complex interaction between chemical and physical drivers and be able to make predictions of behaviour.
- Appraise the limits of current understanding and the requirements to remove existing ambiguities.
- Use subject specific knowledge and key skills to be able to define important avenues for future research.
- Carry out an independent research project, analyse, evaluate and interpret your own results, and create a piece of written work.

Transferable (key) skills

On completion of this programme/year students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme, broad competencies in the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied:

- Understand and be able to use with confidence a number of tools of professional atmospheric scientists, such as weather charts, satellite observations, etc
- Field skills, be able to organise and execute a field experiment of moderate complexity and report on new observations and their significance
- Numeracy, be able to analyse new or unfamiliar complex datasets and draw hypotheses from their analysis.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of each module:

- demonstrating ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline
- demonstrating work that is numerical, analytical, computational and creative
- demonstrating work that draws on a wide range of subject-specific knowledge and paradigms.


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