MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

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MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term.

Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses.

Our students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation.

In addition, we emphasise the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms.

During your time studying the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc at Birmingham Business School, you can expect to learn about:

  • global environmental pollutants and climate change,
  • emissions trading schemes,
  • the links between trade and the environment,
  • the role of innovation and technological change policy in securing a transition to a low carbon economy
  • the optimal management of fisheries and forests as well as fossil fuels and mineral resources,
  • hedonic analysis and choice experiments as methods of valuing intangible goods
  • how to modify national accounts to reflect resource depletion and pollution.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or equivalent in Economics or a related subject. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.

We can also consider students with a degree in another discipline (preferably within the social sciences) where study included modules on microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. We prefer that you have also studied macroeconomics and econometrics.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
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Full time
Price
Price
6,570 GBP
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Birmingham, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 6,570 GBP
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