On the other hand it is probably the case with every study, no matter which subject, that at the beginning the basics have to be created in order to deal later with the really interesting aspects. And meteorology is a really fascinating field of study that of course revolves around our daily weather, but also long-term climate changes. In addition to meteorology, the course imparts a broad basic knowledge in physics, mathematics and data processing, as well as the ability to work interdisciplinarily. This opens for graduates of meteorology studies a job market which is clearly broader defined, than the position as 'weather man' in the radio on TV. One finds it naturally with the Deutschen Wetterdienst (DWD), at environmental and universities or research centres such as AWI, GFZ, DLR and MPI but also at private weather companies, banks and insurance companies, in the aforementioned media, in the energy industry, i.e. wherever complex systems and problems and their computer-aided processing are involved.
While the Bachelor's programme in Meteorology at the FU Berlin focuses more on the physical basics and scientific working methods, the Master's programme divides and deepens individual meteorological subject areas. A large area is theoretical meteorology. Based on the knowledge of physics, mathematics and meteorology from the bachelor's programme, meteorological processes are broken down, mathematically described and calculated. Another topic is the work with weather and climate models. Different climatic scenarios are simulated and then analysed together, whereby great importance is attached to clean scientific work, as it is also required after the study when writing scientific publications. In addition, there is the possibility to specialize in a variety of optional modules and special meteorological topics on topics such as satellite meteorology, air chemistry, or meteorological extreme events. In this way, each student can put together his or her own master plan according to his or her interests.
This is followed by the opportunity to work at national and international research institutions and universities, which is often combined with doctoral studies. However, the comprehensive knowledge from Bachelor's and Master's studies in meteorology also allows almost unlimited opportunities, depending on one's own interests and talents, to work for companies or institutes that require careful work with large amounts of data or computer-based simulations.