School of GeoSciences


Meteorology and atmospheric science

Meteorology and atmospheric science at Edinburgh

Meteorology is the scientific study of the Earth's atmosphere. It is a branch of physics, and of geophysics, requiring many of the same mathematical and computational techniques as physical oceanography or solid-Earth geophysics. The university has a long and distinguished record of meteorological research and teaching and both staff and students attend a regular seminar series on all aspects of atmospheric science. Facilities include a dedicated meteorological teaching laboratory: you can see the view from the lab on our webcam.


At Edinburgh, you can study meteorology as part of a joint degree either in physics with meteorology or in geophysics and meteorology.

Entry requirements

The minimum grades you need to be considered for a Bachelor’s programme for direct entry into 1st or 2nd year.