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Economics and Environment

SOAS University of London

12 months
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21750 GBP/year
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About

The MSc Economics and Environment programme from SOAS University of London combines environmental concerns with development economics and political economy. It draws on the specific strengths of SOAS, namely expertise in development economics, multi-disciplinary environmental focus, and area specialisations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Overview

The MSc Economics and Environment programme from SOAS University of London provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of economics. The effects of development on the environment and access to resources is one of the most challenging fields that has grown over the past decades and is now one of the key areas of study. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense and the scope of courses offered includes various areas such as natural resources, agriculture, economic development, finance, and regionally - specialised courses.

All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing. 

Career

A postgraduate degree in Economics and Environment from SOAS equips students with a range of important skills to continue in the field of research as well as a portfolio of widely transferable employability skills valued by a wide range of employers.  These include numeracy, analytical thinking and general skills such as organisation and effective communication skills.  Graduates of this programme will develop a specialised understanding of the environmental and development concerns.  In addition the study of Economics gives students particular problem solving skills including: abstraction, analysis, quantification, strategic thinking and adaptability.

Postgraduate students from the SOAS MSc in Economics and Environment have followed successful careers in both academic work and also in international banking and financial analysis, innational governments in many parts of the world, in international development agencies and in a range of non-government organisations.  A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with abody of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate.

Graduates of Masters programmes in the Department of Economics at SOAS have followed successful careers in international banking and finance, in national governments in many parts of the world, in international development agencies and in a range of non-governmental organisations. Graduates have been very successful in gaining highly competitive Overseas Development Institute (ODI) fellowships which have allowed them to work in government agencies in countries ranging from Mozambique to Papua New Guinea.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of Environment and Development
  • Advanced Macroeconometrics
  • Advanced Microeconometrics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

120 taught credits delivered through lectures, classes, and tutorials and a 10,000-word dissertation (60 credits)

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2: ii (or international equivalent) or higher in Economics. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references. All students must complete the Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics module which is taught over three weeks in August/September.
  • Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelors degree from a UK university, or international equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed. 
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21750 GBP/year
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  • National

    12720 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12720 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time 2 Years:

  • UK: £6,360/year
  • Overseas: £10,875/year

Part Time 3 Years:

  • UK: £4,240/year
  • Overseas: £7,250/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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