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.
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.
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- Economics of Environment and Development
- Advanced Macroeconometrics
- Advanced Microeconometrics
- 12 months
- 24 months
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120 taught credits delivered through lectures, classes, and tutorials and a 10,000-word dissertation (60 credits)
DisciplinesEconomics Finance International Development View 364 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- 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.
International21750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21750 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12720 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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