Taught course

Environmental Economics and Environmental Management

University of York · Department of Environment

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil and PhD programmes in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management 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.

The department offers an outstanding, dynamic and multidisciplinary environment in which to carry out research. Our range of flexible research programmes are targeted at individuals with a background in environmental science or a related field wishing to pursue a senior research post in the public or private sectors, or a career in academia.

Our research expertise spans the whole spectrum of environmental science and is aligned to three main themes:

  • Earth Systems and Environmental Change;
  • Ecosystems and Society;
  • Environmental Health.

The PhD degree is awarded for a thesis presenting original research that makes a publishable contribution to knowledge or understanding. 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.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact potential advisors early on. They will be happy to give you advice on the feasibility of your research ideas and offer feedback on a draft proposal.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324068