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Master in Geography : Climatology [120.0] - CLIM2M


Retour en début de pageStudy objectives

The objective of the training is partly an introduction to the three fundamental aspects of the work of a geographer:

  • to observe and describe the environment, especially with computerized databases and advanced satellite observation technology ;
  • to understand and explain the processes that have been observed, especially by applying models which enable them to be simulated;
  • to learn certain concepts in resource management through land development ;

and partly an introduction to the fundamental concepts of physical climatology:

  • to understand the dynamics of the atmosphere, the ocean and the overall climatological system;
  • to grasp the techniques for modelling the climate, covering both theoretical and technical aspects;
  • to be able to analyse and interpret climatic data.

This twin focus enables students to make a critical analysis of issues related to climate change (past and future and to understand and anticipate their impact on the environment and society so they can become responsible players in the current situation. The Master in Geography : Climatology is also suitable preparation for a doctoral thesis.


Retour en début de pageGeneral presentation of the programme

The programme comprises core subjects of 60 credits, 30 credits for the focus and 30 credits for optional subjects.


Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits

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Research Focus

Retour en début de pagePositioning of the programme

The Master in Geography : Climatology gives direct access to a doctorate in science.


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