The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Atmospheric Science (MSc) - Master of Science in Atmospheric Science

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Description:We engage in fundamental research in atmospheric science, both independently and in cooperation with federal and provincial laboratories and other research groups around the world. The emphasis of the research is on studies of processes and developing physical understanding of the atmosphere. The research commonly involves field or laboratory measurement and observation; data analysis and interpretation; and numerical model construction, modification and validation.
URL:Atmospheric Science (MSc) - Master of Science in Atmospheric Science at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:* boundary layer and micrometeorology, including turbulence and urban meteorology * weather, including mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction and weather disasters * air pollution and atmospheric chemistry * climate, including climatology, climate variability and prediction, earth system modelling, climate change, remote sensing of clouds * ocean-atmosphere interactions * biometeorology, including agricultural and forest meteorology * geophysical fluid dynamics
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Enrolment #:30

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 200] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 81]

Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 15, 2017