Research course

Environmental Economics

Institution
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Geography and Environment
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Taught master’s degree, with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in dissertation, in a related discipline.

English research level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MPhil/PhD programme

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of research that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of environmental economics. Students are first registered on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD student status.

The programme culminates with an examination/viva in which your work is scrutinised by two experts in the area of research in which you have specialised.

Over the last two decades, the tools of economic analysis have become indispensable in analysing environmental problems and providing the basis for developing sustainable policy solutions. With rising employment opportunities in this field, student demand has also grown for doctoral courses offering rigorous, state-of-the-art training in environmental, natural resource and climate change economics. The MPhil/PhD Programme in Environmental Economics responds to this increased demand and builds on growing research at LSE in environmental, resource and climate change economics, and other related subjects.

Department of Geography and Environment

The Department of Geography and Environment is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. In 2018, the QS World University rankings rated the Department 2nd globally for Geography. The Department have had 3 holders of the highly competitive Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowships for researchers under 36.

It currently has the largest group of full-time academic environmental economists in any UK university, and one of the largest internationally. Importantly, the Department enjoys close links with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every research student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.

This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
36-48 months

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613