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.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
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
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.