• Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Featured Masters Courses
University of Northampton Featured Masters Courses
University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
Newcastle University Featured Masters Courses

Economics of Climate Change (MSc)

Course Description

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

Modules include:

• Economic Theory and Climate Change
• Climate Change and Policy
• Regulation
• 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.

Visit the Economics of Climate Change (MSc) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Student Profiles

School Bursary Scheme - 8 Awards

The School of Politics, Economics and International Relations is offering bursaries to students studying in 2015/16. These bursaries are worth £2,500 each and will be awarded in three equal payments during the academic year.There will be two rounds of applications for these scholarships. Unsuccessful applicants in the first round will be considered again in the second round.

Value of Scholarship(s)



To be eligible you must be applying to on of our Master's courses due to start Autumn 2015.

Application Procedure

To apply for a scholarship please send a statement (maximum 500 words) on ‘Why I should receive a scholarship and the contribution I will make to the life of the School’ to [email protected] for applications to be considered are:- 1st May (for the first round of applications)
- 1st August (for the second round of applications)Please include in the subject line ‘Bursary Scheme application’. Please also include your name, programme of study and student number with your application.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

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.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Reading
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X