Taught course

Environmental Economics and Climate Change

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

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, preferably a social science. Will consider appropriate work experience in addition to sound academic background.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme aims to deliver a well-developed understanding of environmental and resource economics, its conceptual foundations and practical tools of analysis, including state-of-the-art quantitative methods.

Environmental economics is playing an increasingly central role in understanding the causes of, and designing policy solutions to, contemporary environmental and resource problems. It has been instrumental in informing policy across the world, for example in the creation of markets for pollutants such as carbon, or the design of new instruments for the conservation of ecosystem services.

Across a wide range of issues such as biodiversity loss and fisheries management, sustainable economic development and the formation of international environmental agreements, the theory and applied tools of environmental economics are uniquely placed to inform and guide decision-makers in addressing environmental challenges. Climate change is the most formidable environmental concern facing the planet today and the lessons and tools of environmental economics are highly relevant for thinking about and providing solutions to this global economic problem.

The programme will teach you to apply economic concepts and quantitative methods to the analysis, appraisal and valuation of a wide range of environmental problems and policies. You will gain an awareness of the importance of context when applying the concepts and tools of environmental economics, and an in-depth understanding of climate change, including its scientific, economic and political dimensions.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £13,008
International students
Total: EU £13,008 Non EU £20,112

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Amanda Gaddes
Email
geog.pg@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6061