Meteorology Courses and Qualifications
This webpage contains information about meteorology courses in British universities, research opportunities and informal courses. Information about research opportunities can also be found on the webpages of the schools and departments which are listed below.
Meteorology courses in the UK
the IoP website with details of UK physics courses
The following courses have been accepted as fulfilling the requirements for core content under the Society's Chartered Meteorologist Accreditation Scheme . Use this link to see an up to date list of accredited courses in the UK
PhD opportunities in the UK.
Current UK PhD and other research opportunities are frequently advertised on the Met-Jobs email list.
The Weather Shop sometimes offers one day courses on weather and climate.
The Open University offers a short course which is not accredited towards their degree programme.
The COMET programme in the USA offers a wide range of online courses without charge. These are not accredited in any way.
The Society has developed and operates a Chartered Meteorologist Accreditation Scheme whose purpose is to provide a professional qualification in meteorology at a level equivalent to that of Chartered Engineer. Accreditation as a Chartered Meteorologist (CMet) assures clients and employers that the individual, in addition to initial graduate qualification, has reached and continues to maintain a specified level of specialist knowledge and experience. Holders are required to show themselves to be conversant with current best practice and to subscribe to a Code of Conduct. The Society is the regulatory body for the meteorological profession in the UK and as such the Chartered Meteorologist qualification is recognized throughout the EU as the highest professional qualification available within meteorology.
Vocational Qualifications for weather forecasters and weather observers.