This course combines a strong economic foundation and a wide range of interdisciplinary options (ranging from climate science to environmental law and carbon management) to help you to develop an understanding of the many facets related to climate change.
You will be introduced to the theory and practice of economic analysis of real-world environmental problems and examine the economic management of a range of depletable and non-renewable resources, as well as recycling policy. After working on a range of practical case studies illustrating the effects of the adoption of more pro-environmental behaviour, you are then offered a programme of placements with key institutions to provide you with the opportunity to work on real applications over the summer period.
This course has been labelled by Climate-KIC – a Knowledge and Innovation Community that works with existing and relevant Master’s courses to enhance them with complementary learning.
See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/economics-pg/msc-economics-of-climate-change.aspx
• Economic Theory and Climate Change
• Climate Change and Policy
• Quantitative Research Methods
• Research Methodology.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
What career can you have?
The specialist expertise in economic analysis prepares our students for challenging roles. We have a strong commitment to employability and our graduates are successful in obtaining professional roles in the public as well as corporate and the third sectors. Our award-winning careers centre provides excellent careers advice specifically for postgraduate students. A number of our courses offer placement opportunities during the summer months, with a dedicated school Development Officer on hand to help you search, secure and succeed in a relevant placement.
Established more than 45 years ago, we continue to enjoy a reputation as one of the world’s premier centres for teaching and research in international business.
Our academic staff include world experts in the global arena of economics, with research expertise in the fields of development, housing, behavioural economics, climate change policy, macroeconomics, banking and finance.
We offer a leading range of postgraduate courses reflecting the changing global economic environment. Our strong focus on applied research means we emphasise the policy implications of our research findings. We also encourage you to look beyond the headlines and understand the forces shaping our world today. You will graduate with knowledge of recent developments in the global economy and how these are linked with political changes at the national and international level.
We are proud of our friendly and inclusive international community with around 80 postgraduate students from all over the world being welcomed on to our Master’s courses each year. Through group work you will have the opportunity to network with, and learn from, fellow students from a wide range of backgrounds, and share different perspectives and experiences.
You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods. If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.