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Post Graduate

METEOROLOGY, CLIMATOLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT

The post-graduate programme in “Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment” aims to promote the science of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, through the establishment of specialised scientists as well as through the effective link among research, teaching and application. The post-graduate programme offers a Master’s Degree in “Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment”. Upon successful completion of the programme requirements, the graduate acquire skills and knowledge in the fields of a) Meteorology, b) Climatology and c) Atmospheric Environment, directly related to fundamental and applied research in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Specifically, in the context of Meteorology, the students expand and deepen their knowledge in the subjects of Practical, Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology, Agro-meteorology, Cloud Physics and Hydro-meteorology, as well as in Weather Forecast and Weather Modification issues. Also, in the context of Climatology, the students enrich their knowledge in Dynamical, Physical and Applied Climatology, Climate Analysis and Climate Change. Finally in the context of Atmospheric Environment the students follow taught courses giving emphasis on Atmospheric Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry, Earths Radiation Budget and the physical processes of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. The students, beyond the aforementioned theoretical taught courses, acquire practical experience from a traineeship of one (1) month in Macedonia Airport Weather Office and the Centre for Meteorological Applications of Greek Agricultural Insurance Organisation on issues related to Weather Forecast and Weather Modification and analysis and synthesis of meteorological data to produce weather maps. Finally the students acquire modern research experience through their research work in the framework of their Master Thesis.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In the Postgraduate Program are accepted for admission graduates from School of Sciences, Geotechnical and Environmental sciences and other related to the subject departments of Universities, Polytechnic Schools and Technological Educational Institutes of Greece and corresponding recognized institutions from abroad. In all cases the overall grade of the degree must be at least “very good”. Candidates should have excellent or very good knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably English while the foreigner candidates of the Greek language. The certification of knowledge of a foreign language is based either on official recognized titles or written exam and the certification of the Greek language only with official recognized title. According to the regulation, the selection procedure takes into account the following quantified criteria.

andidates should have excellent or very good knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably English while the foreigner candidates of the Greek language The certification of knowledge of a foreign language is based either on official recognized titles or written exam and the certification of the Greek language only with official recognized title.

According to the regulation, the selection procedure takes into account the following quantified criteria.

a. Written or oral examination of candidates on Meteorology, Climatology and computers, 35%.

b. The overall grade of the graduate degree, 20%.

c. The marks in three (3) relevant undergraduate courses, 10%.

d. The mark of the undergraduate thesis, 10% or 5% when the Thesis’s objective is not relevant to Master aims.

e. The relevant research activity, 7.5%.

f. The foreign language skills, with priority to the extent of knowledge of English, French and German language, 5%.

g. he interview of their candidates, their CVs and recommendation letters, 12.5%.

DURATION AND ACQUISITION CONDITIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DEGREE

The duration of the post-graduate programme is four (4) semester. The graduate students in order to obtain their Master’s Degree in “Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment” are required to successfully complete 4 semesters that correspond to a total of 120 ECTS. During the 1st, the 2nd and 3rd semesters, which correspond to 90 ECTS, the students have to attend and complete successfully the exams of their taught courses. During the 4th semester they follow a traineeship lasting one (1) month, and work on their Master Thesis (30 ECTS) which they defend in public.