University of Reading

University of Reading

The Economics of Climate Change

This course explores the relationship between human activity and ecosystems in a different range of sectors. Students are exposed to a variety of analytical tools and methods to help them understand the effects on decision making of consumers, firms and policy makers under various types of incentives (financial, regulatory, etc.), and the ways they can consider the distant and future effects of the choices they make on the world's climate.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods; or relevant work experience.

Course modules

Core modules: adaptation to climate change; climate change and policy; regulation; research methodology; quantitative research methods; either applied research project or dissertation; optional modules carbon management; energy resources; environmental law; and sustainable design and development.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,165 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

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