Taught master’s degree, with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in dissertation, in a related discipline
Months of entry
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. In particular, the Department of Geography and Environment 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.