University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

This programme provides an understanding of the interactions between the economy and the environment, which is essential if policy-makers are to tackle global problems such as climate change, deforestation and unsustainable resource use; it provides a rigorous training in environmental and resource economics, which proves valuable to employers in local and national government, government agencies, environmental organisations, business and academia.

Entry requirements

A good honours 1st degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or a related discipline. Students should have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and have sufficient knowledge of calculus and statistics. Previous work experience will be considered alongside academic qualifications. All applicants should submit a detailed CV.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics for environmental valuation; environmental economics; natural resource economics; dissertation.
Optional modules: development economics policy; international trade policy; political economy and economic policy; risk, uncertainty and information; international investment.

Assessment methods

A number of methods of assessment are used including assignments, group work, presentation, and examinations. The most common forms of assessment used are written assignments and exams.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,170 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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