1 year full-time
You'll develop the skills needed by today's environmental managers, policymakers and scientists to tackle environmental issues at local, regional and global levels. You'll be prepared for a wide range of careers across the public and private sectors. This Masters also provides a good basis for further study at PhD level.
The core modules will provide you with knowledge in Environmental Economics and a appreciation of the challenges to which economic analysis can be applied. You'll also be equipped to incorporate environmental feedback into economic decision making in a way that satisfies both ecological managers and economists.
This Masters is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including economics, human geography, business, sociology, politics, environmental science and more. You'll be taught by a range of interdisciplinary staff with varied Environmental research interests.
You'll learn about the economics and management of natural resources and develop your critical and analytical skills in these areas. You'll gain both theoretical and practical experience of issues in environmental economics and management. You will be trained in suitable research methods and relevant ethical and legal issues. You'll develop your research skills and experience through completing a large research project.
For the Masters you will need to take a 100 credits of taught modules.
There are four core modules, which amount to 50 of your 100 required credits:
You'll also choose 50 credits from a range of optional modules:
These modules will be run in 2016-17. Modules may change in later years to reflect the latest research.
You'll also complete a 8,000 word dissertation, worth 80 credits, as part of the MSc. Staff will suggest a range of possible subjects and titles, but you can also devise your own dissertation title. You'll have a dissertation supervisor who will provide regular guidance and will be able to comment on your first draft of the dissertation.
Previous dissertations include:
The dissertation will allow you to demonstrate your skill at independent research and apply insights from the taught modules to solve issues in environmental economics and environmental management.
We have a number of partnerships with major environmental organisations that will be of benefit to our students through lectures, workshops and research and internship opportunities.
The Stockholm Environment Institute has one of its seven international centres here in our department. SEI is an independent research organisation that has been engaged in environment and development issues for more than 25 years.
The CIRCLE Institute is a jointly funded venture between our department and Flamingo Land, a Yorkshire-based zoo and theme park. CIRCLE carries out research into the conservation of wild animals and places and aims to communicate the results in a fun and accessible way.
This Masters combines formal lectures, practicals, seminars and field trips.
Types of assessment in this course include:
Formative assessment as you study modules will allow you to receive feedback on your progress and understanding.
Our teaching and research span the natural social and economic sciences in an integrated way. Postgraduate teaching is informed by our research which includes work in areas as diverse as coral reefs, tropical rain forests, atmospheric science, pollution, biodiversity conservation and wildlife management.
You'll develop the skills and knowledge you will need to follow a career in an environmental organisation in both the public and private sectors. The Masters in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management also provides an ideal basis to progress to further study at PhD.
Graduates have gone on to work in a range of public sector bodies, including Defra, the Food Standards Agency, the Environment Agency and the OECD. Graduates also work in environmental consultancies, non-governmental organisations and research agencies.
You'll develop a range of trasferable skills during the course, including:
You should have at least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 honours degree and relevant work experience.
Ideally you will have studied both some ecology and some economics as part of your degree but applications from students from either discipline are welcome. If you did not have a significant quantitative component to your degree you may also be considered with a requirement to attend a Summer School in Microeconomics and Quantative Methods.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system, which allows you to save your progress and return later to finish. If you're unable to apply online, you can submit a paper application.
General guidance on international entry requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details for this course.
If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English language ability:
We also accept other English language tests and evidence of fluency.
You may also want to attend the University's Pre-sessional Courses.