Ecological Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

You will join one of the largest and most renowned centres of ecological economics research in the world on a programme that challenges conventional thinking and introduces a real-world approach to teaching economics. The MS Ecological Economics programme at University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds combines modules that help you build strong conceptual foundations in sustainability with specialist modules in ecological, environmental, and heterodox economics.

The course is ideal if you have an interest in economic issues with a focus on their social and environmental consequences, but you don't need to have completed a previous degree in economics.

Course highlights

  • Study topics ranging from the value of ecosystem services to managing an economy without growth.
  • Learn analytical tools such as input-output analysis and system dynamics modelling.
  • Gain skills that are in demand by organisations ranging from government and academia to international NGOs and social enterprises, and have access to career opportunities through our vibrant alumni community.
  • Potentially carry-out your research dissertation project with a partner organisation. This collaborative arrangement is designed to help you to deliver research that generates a real-world impact, while at the same time creating high employment prospects.
Career opportunities

You are encouraged to carry-out your research with a partner organisation. This collaborative arrangement is designed to help you to deliver research that generates a real-world impact, while at the same time creating high employment prospects.

Potential organisations for research partnerships include:
  • Carbon Trust
  • Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BiS)
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
  • Leeds City Council
  • New Economics Foundation
  • Oxfam

Recent graduates have pursued a research career, either moving on to a PhD, or working for local government or NGOs. While others are now working for consultancy companies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research Methods 
  • Research Project 
  • Introduction to Ecological Economics 
  • Environmental Economics and Policy 
  • Introduction to Sustainability 
  • Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics
For more information, please visit programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Duration description

              12 months full time, 24 months part time

          • Credits
            180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
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          Entry requirements

          A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in social sciences, natural sciences, environmental studies, economics, management, engineering or a related subject.

          If you are a mature applicant without a first degree or with a lower degree classification you may be considered on the basis of your relevant industry experience and your potential to benefit from this course. A previous degree in economics is not required.

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          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            19500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            8500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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          Living costs for Leeds

          • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
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