Taught course

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Health Economics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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.

We can also consider students with a degree in another discipline (preferably within the social sciences) where study included modules on microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. We prefer that you have also studied macroeconomics and econometrics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk