The goal of this program is to extend the knowledge of BSc level students, and to learn about different meteorological phenomena, their driving forces, and to gain knowledge on the state-of-the-art methodology that is used in the practice and also about climate change and its environmental consequences. Students have to learn about the multidisciplinary nature of meteorology and the possible connections with different other scientific fields and sectors.

This program is recommended to applicants who have strong background in physics, mathematics and meteorology or environmental science. Applicants should have deep motivation and ability to learn about the theory of weather forecast and climate modelling, and they should be able to apply their knowledge in the practice. Applicants should be able to understand the different spatial scales that are associated with the variety of meteorological phenomena.

This program enables students to gain knowledge about the methods and tools that represents today’s meteorology and cutting edge research. With the MSc degree they will have the skill set to be able to apply the practice, measurement and observation-oriented analysis methods, as well as the knowledge of weather forecasting and climate modelling. Depending on their ambitions they will be able to continue their studies in a PhD program. The courses are divided into two parts. Students have compulsory courses covering general meteorology required for everybody (e.g. fluid dynamics, dynamic meteorology, informatics, climatology, synoptic meteorology, environmental protection). By the end of the first semester, the students have to choose a specialization: weather forecaster or climate researcher.

The specialization will cover 30 credits of compulsory classes in the next three semesters. The courses for the specializations cover the full spectrum of the selected field. Students with missing background in a particular field of meteorology are required to fulfill prescribed BSc classes up to 20 additional credits. The master thesis work that is due to the end of the 4th semester is taken into account as 20 credits.

Specializations: weather forecaster, climate researcher

Strength of program

The Meteorology MSc program offers high level of theoretical meteorology courses as well as diverse courses on applications. Students are encouraged to participate in the research projects of the professors, where they can learn the latest research methods and acquire experience in teamwork. Students who spend extra work on a subject lead by their professors can participate in a national science competition among students from all universities. In addition to the faculty members, lead researchers of the Hungarian Meteorological Service, the Meteorology Division of the Hungarian Military, and the Meteorological Service of the Liszt Ferenc International Airport also offer thesis supervision. This helps the students find the most appealing topic for their thesis lead by the most appropriate expert.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a BSc degree in Meteorology (or equivalent) and an appropriate command of either the English or the Hungarian language

BSc courses attended should – by all means – include:

  • Mathematics (Basics, Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics) worth at least 12 credits,
  • Physics (Basics, Classic mechanics, and Thermodynamics) worth at least 12 credits,
  • Informatics (Numerical Methods, Programming, Data Processing) worth at least 6 credits,
  • Meteorology (Basics, Climatology, Dynamic Meteorology, Synoptic Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry, Applied Climatology) worth at least 10 credits
  • Optional Earth Sciences (general astronomy, geography, geophysics, geology and cartography) worth maximum 10 credits.

One-third of the missing courses can be completed during the MSc studies as additional courses.

Language requirements

  • Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C2
  • Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): C2

Further comments:

The successful applicant must have a good command of English. Several types of internationally recognized certificate of English language at advanced level are accepted.

Career opportunities

The Hungarian Meteorological Service, the Hungarian Military and the private meteorological sector are major employers of our graduates. Furthermore, a large number of graduates continue their research as PhD students at various universities in Europe.

The degree enables the students to understand and forecast weather events, to be able to use and visualize results of climate and weather forecast models and to assess model results and measurements of related fields to meteorology.

Job examples

Operational weather forecaster at national meteorological services, at military and commercial airports, and in public sector. Researcher at national meteorological services and research institutes. PhD studies, university professorial jobs. Environmental analysis in public sector.

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Last updated February 10, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 9, 2019
2 years
4,190 EUR
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