Course Programmes

Studying Meteorology primarily aims at aquiring knowledge and skills allowing to work as a meteorologist lateron. Generally spoken, this includes the ability to view problems from a mathematical and scientific point of view, as well as to analyze and predict environmental changes connected to the atmosphere. Therefore, during studies emphasis is put on the mediation of the ability to solve frequently changing problems self-reliantly, to react in a flexible way to changing challenges as well as to think innovatively. For a successful meteorological education the aquisition of a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the variety of atmospheric phenomena is mandatory. On the other hand, methods must be handled to predict future developments of the atmospheric system. Therefore, effort is put predominantly on skills to develop methods and procedures of observation and prediction.

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics persues these goals within the following course programs:

BSc Meteorology

The course program "Bachelor of Science Meteorology" comprises six semester (regular period of study). It conveys the mathematical and physical basics, which are complementd by the basic education in experimental and theoretical Meteorology. This course program is offererd in german language only!

MSc Meteorology

The course program "Master of Science Meteorology" is a consecutive program, based on the BSc Meteorology. However, graduates of other programs in natural sciences, geo-sciences or meteorology may enroll as well. This course program is offered in english language.


Detailed information for both study programs (examination regulations, module description, course schedule) as well as further forms and documents (attestation, recognition, thesis registration) are available on the download center.
Further information on the studies and on a possible semester abroad are available on the following link:


International Master in Atmospheric Sciences (InMAS)

The “International Master in Atmospheric Sciences” (InMas) program is a double-degree program, normally completed in two years.

Students will obtain two degrees, a regular "M.Sc. degree in Meteorology" (with thesis) at JGU, plus another M.Sc. degree from any of the programs listed below:

  • Université Clermont-Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand, France): Master "Sciences de la Terre et des planètes, environnement (STPE)", with concentration "Sciences de l’Atmosphère et du Climat (ScAC)"
  • University of Wyoming (Wyoming, USA): "M.Sc. in Atmospheric Sciences"
  • Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia): "Master of Atmospheric Sciences

Please find more information here.

PhD studies

After successful completion of the MSc program or aquirement of a Diploma, an MSc degree or, under certain circumstances a BSc degree, graduates may continue to obtain the doctoral degree Dr. rer. nat.