Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few.
The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics programme from the University of Birmingham is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses.
Students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation.
In addition, we emphasise the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms.
During your time studying the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc at Birmingham Business School, you can expect to learn about:
- global environmental pollutants and climate change,
- emissions trading schemes,
- the links between trade and the environment,
- the role of innovation and technological change policy in securing a transition to a low carbon economy
- the optimal management of fisheries and forests as well as fossil fuels and mineral resources,
- hedonic analysis and choice experiments as methods of valuing intangible goods
- how to modify national accounts to reflect resource depletion and pollution.
This programme provides rigorous training in environmental and resource economics. This will prove valuable to employers in local and national government, government agencies, environmental organisations, business and academia.
In recent years, our students have gone on to take up positions in;
- government ministries (the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, etc.)
- public and private sector companies
- international and non-governmental organisations
- consultancy firms
Some of graduates pursue further studies either in Birmingham or elsewhere, and go on to research and teaching careers in institutions of research and higher education.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Econometrics for Environmental Valuation
- Environmental Economics
- Natural Resource Economics
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Please note that applications to this programme from mainland China closed from Wednesday 4 December 2019 (0.00am GMT).
DisciplinesEconomics Environmental Management Natural Resource Management View 436 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 bachelor’s Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline.
- You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have taken at minimum: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Statistics, and Mathematics or a Quantitative module at bachelor’s level.
International20070 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 20070 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- If you're an English-resident, or EU student, you may be eligible for a loan to study a taught or research Masters in any subject. The government-backed student loan will provide up to £10,280
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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