In the master's programme students have to study ten compulsory modules and also gain 10 ECTS credits from four elective modules. The compulsory topics deal with boundary layer and radiation, mathematical methods of physics, ice and climate, basic concepts of scientific research, geo-fluids dynamics, remote sensing, alpine and synoptic meteorology. As regards the elective modules students can choose from a broad range of topics, e.g. glaciology, alpine meteorology, numerical methods, computing and databases, palaeoclimate, geology of the Quaternary. Students should study two related, specialising modules from the areas of climate and cryosphere or alpine meteorology. The degree programme concludes with a master's thesis, which should deal with a topic from atmosphere sciences.