Durham University

Durham University

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.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UK 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year and that your programme contained a substantial Economics component. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Course 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 1 and econometrics 2; econometrics 1 and microeconometrics; econometric methods and microeconometrics; econometric methods and financial modelling and business forecasting. One elective module. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but in the past has included development economics; econometrics; game theory; international finance; labour economics; money and banking; dissertation/business project or placement. Additional resources: adding to your experience; international opportunities; dissertation abroad; international study tour; guest speakers.

Assessment methods

The programme is mainly delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars, and practicals. Lectures provide key contents of a particular topic. Some lectures are delivered by guest speakers who are internationally recognised academic experts or practitioners in their field. Students can also attend the Durham Speaker Series, providing the opportunity to network with senior business leaders, staff and alumni.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

Durham Business School
Telephone number: 
0191 334 5439