Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy

Environmental economics deals with the exploitation, allocation and use of renewable and fixed natural resources. Environmental policy refers to sets of safe rules of conduct that organisations have to implement in order to address various environmental issues. Environmental economics and policy look into the economic effects of worldwide environmental policies, through theoretical and empirical study.

Environmental economics studies cost and benefits-related issues of water quality, air pollution, solid waste, global warming, and other environmental problems. Environmental policies deal with the internal and external regulations implemented by companies such as recycling of packaging materials, efficient use of water and energy or minimising waste.

Masters in Environmental Economics borrow topics from other disciplines such as agribusiness, ecology, natural resource management, energy studies, sustainable development and strategic management.

Environmental economics and policy degrees teach students how to apply economic principals to real-world environmental problems. Students learn to design economic policy tools and assess their effectiveness. They will also learn how to employ cost-benefit analytical models in order to compile environmental reviews and to find the economic balance between costs and returns.

Graduates undertake careers in the private sector, in public agencies and in non-profit organisations. Professionals practice in fields such as agricultural economy, environmental consulting, project management, resources policy advocacy, resources administration or environmental audit assessments.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Environmental and Business Management M.Sc. Environmental and Business Management
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

This one-year Environmental and Business Management course from Bangor University is intended for students with a keen interest in integrating environmental management with business practices.

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Environmental Policy and International Development Postgrad.Cert. Environmental Policy and International Development
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Deepen your knowledge of pressing global issues like climate change, resource scarcity, and population growth. Gain a deeper understanding of the policies and solutions needed to address today’s environmental and international development challenges. The Environmental Policy and International Development program is offered by Harvard University.

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Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy M.Sc. Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy
  • Any time
  • EEA € 363 per semester
  • International € 726 per semester
  • 24 months

The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is an innovative, internationally unique program that equips participants with the necessary theoretical background and factual information about the interconnected dynamics of economic and social systems and the physical environment. The program also enables participants to use appropriate analytical tools to engage in decision processes and longer-term policy on multiple spatial levels.

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Public Administration (MPA) Master Public Administration (MPA)
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Policy and Public Administration M.Sc. Environmental Sciences - Environmental Policy and Public Administration
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 4,479 per semester
  • International $ 9,757 per semester
  • 24 months

The mission of the Environmental Sciences - Environmental Policy and Public Administration program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is to cultivate students’ perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional and global scale.

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Management in the Energy Industry Master Management in the Energy Industry
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 12,000
  • International € 12,000
  • 12 months

The idea of the master in Management in the Energy Industry from LUISS Business School is to transform and leverage students’ background, building competences towards the functional tasks and a solid knowledge of the ecosystem.

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Environmental Policy Master Environmental Policy
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

New economic opportunities in emerging economies and around the globe have brought complex environmental challenges—from increased air and water pollution to food security to energy and climate change. Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program prepares its graduates to meet these pressing challenges through effective policy solutions drawn from an array of disciplines.

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Climate Change and Environmental Policy M.Sc. Climate Change and Environmental Policy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,000 per year
  • International £ 16,000 per year
  • 12 months

Change climate is a growing issue for environmental policy makers at the international, national and sub-national levels, as well as for environmental managers and experts in public, private and non-profit making organisation. The Climate Change and Environmental Policy programme at University of Leeds provides you with a unique combination of training on the physical, social and policy aspects of climate change and on broader environmental policy and governance.

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Protected Area Governance and Management Master Protected Area Governance and Management
  • Any time
  • International AUD 23,000 per year
  • National AUD 8,608 per year
  • 24 months

The Protected Area Governance and Management from the University of Tasmania is designed for middle to senior governance or management roles, so you’ll gain the skills sought after by government and NGO protected area and planning organisations.

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Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) M.Sc. Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,000 per year
  • 24 months

This European Master's responds to the increasing need to better understand and anticipate the various and often complex socio-economic and environmental effects of these policies, either in a functioning market economy as in the European Union or in economies in a development or transition phase.

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