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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc

Course Description

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.

About the School of Economics

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.

Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Economics teaching has a long history at Birmingham and we pride ourselves on achieving very high levels of student satisfaction. We are a research-led department with specialisms in Macroeconomics, Experimental Economics, Economic Theory and Environmental Economics, to name but a few. Our commitment to teaching and research excellence ensures that our graduates benefit from very high levels of employability.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Student Profiles

MSc Business Scholarships - 10 Awards

Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for students on the MSc Business programmes to reward outstanding academic achievement. The financial support offered is to contribute towards tuition fees. These awards are based on merit and will be selected by a panel of representatives from the Business School.The awards are available for eligible applicants who are offered a place on one of the 12 month MSc Business programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

MSc Business Scholarships are usually up to £5000 offered against tuition fees


Eligibility criteria is yet to be confirmed. Please check http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/MSc-Business-Scholarships.aspx for more details.

Application Procedure

For further information on the application process please visit the Business School webpages at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/courses/masters/postgraduate-scholarships.aspx

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good BSc degree in Economics, preferably with a result of at least a 2:1 (Hons) or the equivalentorA degree in another discipline, preferably in the social sciences, with a result of at least a 2:1 (Hons) or the equivalent, that included modules on microeconomics, mathematics, and statistics, and preferably also macroeconomics and econometricsRelevant work experience is not essential but will be beneficial to the application.

Course Fees

UK/EU (full-time) £7,020; UK/EU (part-time) £3,510; Overseas (full-time) £17,100

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