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MScEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This programme is aimed at providing you with the skills necessary to understand the fundamental causes of contemporary environmental problems, and to design policies to solve them.

Programme structure

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.

Career opportunities

This programme provides rigorous training in environmental and resource economics. This will prove valuable to employers in local and national government, government agencies, environmental organisations, business and academia.

In recent years, graduates have gone on to take up positions in;

Government ministries (the Department of Energy and Climate Change,
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, etc.)
public and private sector companies
international and non-governmental organisations
consultancy firms

Some of the graduates pursue further studies either in Birmingham or elsewhere, and go on to research and teaching careers in institutions of research and higher education

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States