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Master in Atmosphere and Climate Science

Together D-USYS and D-ERDW offer a specialized Master in Atmosphere and Climate Science:

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The Major in Atmosphere and Climate aims at teaching an in-depth understanding of atmospheric processes and their interactions - ranging from the molecular to the global scale and from short-lived phenomena to changes over millions of years. Students achieve quantitative knowledge on atmospheric dynamics and physicochemical processes and cycles, on the interpretation and prediction of weather and climate and on paleoclimatology (last 106 to 109 years).


Successful candidates in this Major programme will

After acquiring the Master of Science degree candidates may continue their research in a doctorate or apply for positions in public service (in the departments of weather, climate, air quality, hydrology etc.) or for higher positions in companies or industry.

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