Master 2 in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ERNA)

General

Program Description

Aims and Scope

Environmental issues such as pollution, climate change and the conservation of biodiversity are currently in the headlines of economic debate. Governments design public policies such as taxes or emission trading schemes to mitigate the negative impacts of air or water pollution. Firms launch green business strategies such as investments in cleaner technologies, product labeling or socially responsible investments to improve their competitiveness. The "Energy and Environmental Policy Path" of the master is providing students with the analytical skills to assess, analyze and recommend economic policies and strategies to tackle environmental issues and manage natural resources.

The "Economics and Ecology Path" of the master is also providing students with tools to understand how biodiversity and ecosystems are modeled and measured, how one can measure the ecological and the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems, and how economic policy can be used to influence human behavior and its consequences on biodiversity and ecosystems. The program emphasizes teamwork and hands-on experience with real-world case studies and datasets.

Courses

Students can choose to apply to one of the following paths:

Energy or Environmental Policy (choice between Energy or Environmental Policy should be made at the beginning of the 1st semester).

Ecology and Economics (in partnership with University Paul Sabatier).

Admission

  • Admission is based on academic excellence criteria. An undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree is required, within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee. Some brushing-up in Economics or Maths might be advisable in some cases.
  • Working knowledge of English is obviously required.

Note

Our training relies on a substantial use of mathematics and modeling. A good mastering of mathematics is therefore required. To apply to the 1st year of the Master, students should hold a BSc in Economics, Applied Mathematics within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee. To apply to the 2nd year of the Master, students should hold an undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree.

Application process

Step 1: Create your application file online: eCandidatures.

Step 2: Download, print and send the application file with all the required documents before the indicated deadline.

Required documents:

  • Resume (CV),
  • cover letter,
  • official transcripts,
  • official diploma,
  • English language certification TOEFL,
  • IELTS or Cambridge advanced Certificate (C1 level as European reference),
  • Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE),
  • 2 recommendation letters (Master - 1st year) 3 recommendation letters (to apply to the 2nd year of the Master) - academic ones are more appropriate than professional.

by post to:

Ecole d’économie de Toulouse – TSE Université Toulouse 1 Capitole Agnès SIRVEN – MA 102 Manufacture des Tabacs 21 allée de Brienne 31015 Toulouse Cedex 6

Step 3: Follow your application status online: eCandidatures.

Step 4: Answers will be communicated by mid-March.

Step 5: If you are selected, you have a week to confirm your acceptance.

Step 6: Registration formalities and payment will take place in July.

Tuition fees

5500€ + Registration fees: approx 250€ + Student social security (health care): approx 200€. Address: 21 allée de Brienne – 31000 Toulouse

Financial aids

Some Master scholarships and fee waivers will be awarded to Master students according to academic, geographical or individual criteria.

Last updated November 2018

About the School

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