MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Durham University Business School

Program Description
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MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Durham University Business School

MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Our MSc programmes in Economics will give you the opportunity to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in economics and related disciplines.

The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice- based business project or a research-based dissertation.

Core and elective modules

You will study:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Valuation
  • Natural Resource Management

Based on your prior knowledge and experience you will be streamed to study one of the following module pairings:

  • Econometrics I and Econometrics II
  • Econometrics I and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Microeconometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

You will then choose one elective module. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but in the past has included: Behavioural Finance and Economics; Econometrics II; Development Economics; Experimental Economics and Finance; Game Theory; Industrial Organisation; International Economics; International Finance; Market Microstructure; Microeconometrics; Monetary Economics; Money and Banking; Public Choice; Public Economics.

Dissertation/Business Project or Placement

In the third term you will complete a 12,000 word dissertation which may be undertaken as a consultancy project within an organisation, during a placement or with one of our international partner institutions. Supervised by a faculty member with relevant experience, you’ll investigate in greater detail a subject that you’ve already studied as part of your programme.

This is an opportunity for you to develop your business insight and present your analysis and ideas in a scholarly and professional manner; combine critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others.

Additional Resources

The School has made a significant investment in database resources to give you access to both live and historical data from providers which include Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Datasteam and Orbis. These state-of-the-art databases give you the opportunity to interrogate the financial records of millions of companies worldwide and add valuable insight to your research.

Adding to your experience

International Opportunities

We’re proud of our strong international connections. Helping you get an inside perspective on global business is a key part of the programme. That’s why we offer a range of opportunities to help you immerse yourself in a country’s business and academic environment, make new contacts and stand out in a competitive job market. These include:

  • Dissertation Abroad
    If your ambitions lie beyond the UK, we offer a number of places on our unique Dissertation Abroad scheme. This will involve writing a dissertation at one of our international partner institutions in the period June to August. A number of scholarships are available.
  • International Study Tour
    We organise an optional International Study Tour to a European destination, typically Switzerland. This intensive programme takes place over several days, normally in March/April, and offers you a great opportunity to get an ‘inside perspective’ on international business, and to network with key staff within organisations.

Guest Speakers

As part of your programme, you have the opportunity to enjoy presentations by academics and practitioners within your chosen area of interest. Past speakers have included representatives of major global multinationals and leading academics , providing an ideal opportunity to gain practical knowledge and progressive insight.

Admissions process

Here are the steps in the admissions process:

  • We will let you know when we’ve received your application.
  • Once we’ve received all of your supporting documents, we will email you to let you know our decision.
  • If the decision is to make you an offer of a place on the programme we will let you know by email. Please note we do not issue hard copy offer letters as these are not required to obtain a student visa.
  • If you have requested university accommodation on your application form, the college will contact you direct. They will send you an accommodation application form, which you should complete and return direct to the college.
  • You should confirm acceptance of your offer as soon as possible. In order to secure your place, you are required to pay a deposit within six weeks of the date of your original offer (check your offer documents for details of payment methods).
  • International students requiring a student visa will receive a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance of Studies) via email once all offer conditions are met, acceptance and deposit have been received and you are within five months of the start date of your programme.

Please Note: You must let us know your own personal email address when applying. Please do not use a university-linked email which may stop working once you complete your bachelor degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
10,450 GBP
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Deadline
Aug. 31, 2017
Start date Aug., 2017
Place
United Kingdom Durham, England
Application deadline Aug. 31, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 10,450 GBP
EU, home and Islands students: £10,450 / international, non-EU students: £18,500