University of Innsbruck

Master’s Programme
Atmospheric Sciences

Students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Atmospheric Sciences study, model and observe the Earth’s atmosphere and its interactions with hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and human activities. In courses, labs and field work, students acquire a highly interdisciplinary set of tools and skills from the fields of physics, computer sciences, chemistry, mathematics, statistics and data science and measurement technologies. Graduates are experts in atmospheric processes taking place over mountainous terrain.

Master's Programme Atmospheric Sciences

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Master of Science (MSc)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?



  • model weather and climate
  • measure the atmosphere and glaciers
  • work interdisciplinarily
  • code models and analysis tools
  • focus on atmospheric processes in mountains
My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • work for meteorological and hydrological services
  • employment in weather consulting companies
  • work for avalanche warning services and environmental agencies
  • positions in (re-)insurance and finance companies
  • work in aviation-related companies
  • positions in (renewable) energy-related companies
  • enrol in a PhD Programme

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