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 (choose 1 from for example): 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 in the Business School, including assignments, group work, presentation, and examinations. The method(s) of assessment for each module are detailed in the module description. The most common forms of assessment used are written assignments and exams. Help and guidance on other forms of assessment are given in the module in which they are used.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,170 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005