BA in Climatology

General

Program Description

  • Degree to obtain: BSc in Earth Sciences
  • Duration: 6 semesters (3 academic years)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • ECTS points: 181

Programme description:

This degree course is intended for all students interested in contemporary problems of climate change and its impact on the environment and the economy, in how the global climate system works, in the research methods of modern climatology, the directions of its development and the practical application of knowledge about the atmosphere.

The idea of studying Climatology in English is to provide students with the knowledge of the basic branches of modern climatology as well as with the skills to use the acquired knowledge in solving environmental and socioeconomic problems following from climatic factors. This degree programme provides a general academic level of education in the area of Earth sciences in the field of climatology, putting a strong emphasis on understanding the basic atmospheric processes at different scales of time and space. During the courses of the core module, students will acquire knowledge and skills constituting a basis allowing them to become acquainted with more complex problems of modern climatology. The programme modules devoted to the methods of data collection and analysis, as well as to climatological and numerical modelling of the atmosphere will provide students with research tools necessary in the work of a climatologist.

Graduates will be prepared for work in units of government departments concerned with the collecting and analysing of atmospheric data, in state research institutes, in enterprises engaged in the use of natural energy sources (e.g. solar energy, wind energy), institutions engaged in environmental consulting in a broad sense, in the assessment of impact on climate on a local and global scale, the methods of prevention and adaptation, as well as the potential consequences of climate change. A good language and substantive background will also enable them to undertake work with international institutions working for the natural environment, both in the countries of the European Union and worldwide (e.g. the World Meteorological Organization).

Tuition

2000 PLN/semester for Polish, the EU/EFTA and Ukrainian citizens and 2500 Euro/year for students from outside the EU/EFTA, exclusive of an additional 120 EUR charge that covers registration fee (for students of Polish origin the tuition is reduced by 50%).

Deadline for application

15 July 2018

Requirements

A high school diploma, a transcript of records showing the subjects/grades and a certificate of proficiency in English for foreigners (unless the secondary education was taught in English) are required.

Last updated Apr 2018

About the School

The highly respected University of Lodz is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Poland. It was established in 1945 as a successor of educational institutions active in Lodz in earlie ... Read More

The highly respected University of Lodz is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Poland. It was established in 1945 as a successor of educational institutions active in Lodz in earlier times. The 13 faculties of the University provide programmes in 90 fields of study and 165 specializations. In addition, the University offers doctoral programmes, more than 70 postgraduate curricula including an MBA programme, and programmes financed by the ESF. Our students, together with those studying in Lodz within exchange programmes, come from about 90 different countries. In this truly international atmosphere everyone can experience the cultural diversity of both the city and the institution. Read less