24 months
18900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Environmental Economics and Environmental Management programme from University of York is a higher degree awarded for a thesis presenting original research that makes a publishable contribution to knowledge or understanding. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

A student will be working on their own research project, working closely with their academic supervisor and with the support of other postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and staff in their research group.

Rated second in the UK and 17th in the world for the impact of our research, the Environmental Economics and Environmental Management programme from University of York offers an outstanding, dynamic and multidisciplinary environment in which to carry out PhD research. Our current PhD students come from many countries around the world and are funded via research councils, charities, industry, government grants, and private resources.

Use the find a supervisor tool to search for a PhD supervisor with expertise in a particular area or staff profiles to view individuals’ research interests. We particularly welcome applications that connect with our research themes and groups.

You should contact potential supervisors early on. They will be happy to give you advice on the feasibility of your research ideas and offer feedback on a draft proposal. For each academic year, we also offer a number of funded studentships to exceptional applicants. Please see the funding section and the list of current PhD projects for more information.

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), a leading global environmental policy institute, has one of its largest centres embedded within the Department of Environment and Geography. This unique arrangement allows postgraduate researchers to gain a research degree from the department, while simultaneously benefiting from SEI’s strong links to global policy makers such as UNEP and the World Health Organisation, and international connections with other SEI centres in Stockholm, Bangkok, Nairobi, Oxford, Tallinn, Bogota, and offices in the US.

Programme Structure

The course offers interdisciplinary research across economic and ecological sciences, concentrated in the following key areas:

  • Economics of the environment
  • Ecology and environmental management, with emphasis on marine systems, tropical and temperate forest systems, and agro-ecosystems
  • The nature and impacts of environmental pollution
  • Sustainable use of terrestrial, marine and freshwater resources
  • Economic growth and environmental health outcomes
  • Environmental health, migration and socio-economic change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for admission as a graduate student (PhD, MPhil or MSc by research) you will need to complete the online application form. 

For all applications please remember to include:
  • the name(s) of potential supervisors
  • the project or area of research you are interested in
  • transcripts of your undergraduate and any Masters degrees. Please ensure that you meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • an accepted English language certificate if English is not your first language.
  • details of how you intend to finance your studies
  • details of two referees, one of whom should be academic.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/EU Part-time: £9,450

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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