|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
A good BSc degree in Economics, preferably with a result of at least a 2:1 (Hons) or the equivalent
Relevant work experience is not essential but will be beneficial to the application.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This programme is aimed at providing you with the skills necessary to understand the fundamental causes of contemporary environmental problems, and to design policies to solve them.
The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses.
Our students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation.
In addition, we emphasise the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms.
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.
This programme provides rigorous training in environmental and resource economics. This will prove valuable to employers in local and national government, government agencies, environmental organisations, business and academia.
In recent years, graduates have gone on to take up positions in;
Government ministries (the Department of Energy and Climate Change,
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, etc.)
public and private sector companies
international and non-governmental organisations
Some of the graduates pursue further studies either in Birmingham or elsewhere, and go on to research and teaching careers in institutions of research and higher education