This course is aimed at people who want to pursue a career in environment economics. It can be taken either as a twelve-month Masters degree or nine-month Diploma.
The MSc/Diploma in Environmental Economics is a specialised programme of advanced interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the economics of environmental resources. The programme is designed for economics graduates who would like an advanced academic qualification as a starting point for a career in environmental economics or for those who intend to progress into doctoral research in this field.
In particular, the MSc/Diploma in Environmental Economics aims to:
The MSc in Environmental Economics provides an academic qualification for those intending to work or already working in the area of environmental management. It also serves as preparation for those who wish to enrol on a PhD course in this research field. Students also have the possibility to transfer from the MSc programme to the MPhil/PhD programme at the end of the taught module component.
The Diploma in Environmental Economics offers an opportunity for mid-career professionals who may not wish to pursue a research degree, to upgrade their skills in this field.
All Environment degree programmes have a 'modular' structure, where each module comprises a 10 credit unit or multiple of this. A 10 credit module is equivalent to 100 hours of work, typically comprising 18 contact hours with staff and 82 hours of private-study for a lecture-based module. Modules involving field and laboratory classes have a higher proportion of contact time.
The MSc/Diploma course comprises both compulsory and optional modules. Students must accumulate 180 credits for the MSc course and 120 credits for the Diploma course in total.
Of the optional taught modules, the students on MSc/Diploma in Environmental Economics may take at a maximum of 10 credits from the environmental/ecological optional modules:
An 80 credits dissertation forms a major component of the MSc in Environmental Economics. The dissertation involves the application of economic theory and methodology to a problem in environmental economics and environmental management.
|MSc Dissertation in (for MSc EE)||C||80|
|Diploma Dissertation (for Diploma in EE)||C||20|
|Resource Economics and Management*||C||10|
|Applied Microeconomics (1) [E]*||C||10|
|Econometrics 1 [E]*||C||10|
|Tools for Environmental Assessment||O||10|
|Biodiversity and Conservation Biology||O||10|
|Environmental Law & Policy||O||10|
|Climate Change: Adaptation and Carbon Management||O||10|
|Governanance and Economics of Freshwater Resources||O||10|
|Econometrics 2 [E]||O||10|
|Applied Microeconometrics [E]||O||10|
|Game Theory: Economic Applications [E]||O||10|
|Development Economics [PEP]||O||20|
* indicates compulsory module for Postgraduate Certificate; students must also pass an additonal 10 credit optional module
Other modules from the Economics Department may be available for EE students (e.g. Macroeconomics, International Macroeconomics, Time Series, Micro Development Theory). Module selection is dependent on timetabling feasibility and student qualifications - options are subject to approval by the Economics module lecturer and must be approved by EE program coordinator prior to registration