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PHYSICS IN LUND

Portal for Physics and Astronomy at Lund University

Specialisation: Meteorology and Biogeophysics

Do you want to make weather forecasts and follow storms, or conduct research on climate change and find out what can be done to prevent global warming?

Studying meteorology or biogeophysics will allow you to work with weather forecasts or research in such areas as climatology, atmospheric science, physical geography, hydrology and natural geography. You can also work as an environmental consultant or in the agricultural and forestry sectors. Meteorologists and biogeophysicists are sought after both by the authorities, such as the Environmental Protection Agency as well as SMHI, and private companies.

You will be proficient in both physics and physical geography, and if you want, you can also specialise in chemistry, biology or geology.

Meteorology

Meteorology education is closely related to both SMHI and DMI. Several parts of the course are led by teachers who work at SMHI and you will have to do an internship at DMI in Copenhagen.

If you choose to study meteorology, during the first three semesters you will learn basic physics, mathematics and programming. Then you will proceed with meteorology, climate, and fluid dynamics. During the fifth semester, you will take a practice-oriented course at DMI in Copenhagen. Finally, in the sixth semester, you will combine courses running at half-time with your diploma work.

After completing your Bachelor’s degree, you will become qualified forecast meteorologists. You can also continue your education at Master’s level and specialise in such areas as meteorology or climatology.

Biogeophysics

If you study biogeophysics, you will begin your education by taking basic courses in physics, mathematics and programming. During one semester, you will also study physical geography, where you will learn more about climatology and ecosystems. You can choose whether you want to study physical geography in the first year or after the basic courses.

At the end of your education, you will specialise in biogeophysics, which will provide you knowledge and understanding of environmental problems and cycles in soil, water and atmosphere. When you have completed your Bachelor's degree, you can continue studying on Master's level in physics or physical geography.

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