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MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Research)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:
- to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and mastery of concepts, information and techniques relevant to research at the forefront of climate and atmospheric science;
- to exhibit mastery and innovation in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
- to take a proactive and self reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;
- critically and creatively to evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in climate and atmospheric science.

Transferable (key) skills

MRes students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities through the research training, projects and modules specified for the programme
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree, for a future career as a researcher and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within different aspects of climate and atmospheric science;
- drawing on, and selecting appropriately from, a range of research techniques and methodologies in their enquiries into the climate and atmospheric science;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.

For the award of MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science, 180 credits must be accrued to include successful completion of all 4 super modules


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