King's Buildings Campus
You will study a common first year introducing you to the foundations of physics, geophysics, mathematics and earth dynamics on which the rest of your programme will be based.
You will take more advanced maths and physics courses, two meteorology courses and a specialist geophysics course. In addition, you will choose an option course from a wide selection in the Schools of Physics & Astronomy, GeoSciences or elsewhere
Your specialist geophysics courses will continue and you will study elements of climate and thermodynamics with the choice of option courses in Earth Sciences. You will also participate in a meteorology residential field course, run jointly with two other universities.
You will continue your specialised studies with a focus on atmospheric physics and dynamics, and will take part in a geophysics field course along with students from universities in France and Germany. You will complete independent geophysics and/or meteorological project work for your honours dissertation.
Option courses will be available from the School of GeoSciences and elsewhere.
Half of your year will consist of work on an independent research project. You will also complete high-level compulsory courses in atmospheric composition, 3D climate modelling and scientific computing skills.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AABB (first sitting) or 4 Highers at AAAB (two sittings) including Maths at A and Physics plus English at National 5.
Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) (BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6) including Maths at A and Physics plus English at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths, Physics and 1 from Biology, Chemistry or Geography at AAA. Relevant computing qualifications or experience required.
College of Science and Engineering