Master's Programme Environmental Meteorology

Curriculum (2018W)

Master of Science

4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences

Level of qualification
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0532 Earth Sciences

Study code
UC 066 615

Admission to the joint study program is governed by the cooperation agreement between the universities of Innsbruck and Trento. Details of the admission and selection procedures are provided on this website of the University of Trento, which administers the joint program.Details of the admission and selection procedures are provided on this website of the University of Trento, which administers the joint program:

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Environmental Meteorology will give you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria have to be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Environmental Meteorology, how long the programme takes, which modules have to be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2018W currently applies to the Master's Programme Environmental Meteorology.

Information on the Curriculum (2018W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 24 ECTS-Credits Fields of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 24 ECTS-Credits Fields of Theoretical and Applied Physics and Geophysics
  • 6 ECTS-Credits Fields of Chemistry
  • English at least at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the master's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

The first year of the program (60 ECTS-credits) is taught at the University of Trento:

  9 ECTS-Credits Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology
  9 ECTS-Credits Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  6 ECTS-Credits Environmental Measurements
  6 ECTS-Credits Environmental Physical Chemistry
  9 ECTS-Credits Air Pollution Modelling (Including Boundary Layer)
  6 ECTS-Credits Numerical Methods for Environmental Processes
  9 ECTS-Credits Hydrology
  6 ECTS-Credits Biosphere, Atmosphere and Climate Interactions

The recommended course sequence for the second year of the programme is:

  5 ECTS-Credits Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing
  5 ECTS-Credits Atmospheric Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
  1 ECTS-Credits Atmospheric Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
  6 ECTS-Credits Dynamical and Synoptic Meteorology
  3 ECTS-Credits Reading, Writing and Presenting Scientific Content
10 ECTS-Credits Courses (Innsbruck and/or Trento) from the module:
                             Advanced Topics in Environmental Meteorology and Gender Aspects
30 ECTS-Credits Master's thesis and Master's Thesis Defense (Innsbruck or Trient)

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ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 49.1= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 32.2
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 10.2
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 8.5
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2020

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Georg Mayr

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Gertraud Meißl

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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