University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Ecological Economics

We are pleased to announce the creation of our new MSc Ecological Economics. The course is based in the School of Earth and Environment with some of the modules being taught by the Leeds University Business School. It reflects a new approach to teaching economics that focuses on real-world problems and integrates a wide range of different perspectives. Many of the most serious environmental and social problems that we face can be traced to root causes in our economic system. On this course, you will develop an understanding of how economic activity gives rise to environmental and social problems, and be introduced to the main tools to tackle them.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; Introduction to Ecological Economics; Environmental Economics and Policy; Introduction to Sustainability; Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics; Research Project; and Economics of Globalisation. Optional modules include: International Economy; Comparative Economics; Global Economics Co-ordination and Governance; Understanding the Global Economy: Capitalist Institutions, Growth and Crises; Business, Environment and Sustainability; Environmental Policy and Governance; Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development; Environment-Development Overseas Field Course; Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation; Climate Change Mitigation; and Welfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a variety of ways including essays, group and individual projects, presentations, computer-based practicals and exams.

Sponsorship information

Four full-fee school scholarships are available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee school scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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