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.

The field is closely related to other disciplines such as agribusiness, ecology, natural resource management, energy studies, sustainable development and strategic management.

Academic programmes in the environmental economics and policy discipline 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 Management for Business PgDip/PgCert Environmental Management for Business PgDip/PgCert
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

Businesses will need to develop strategies that further improve products and processes in response to both consumer demand and the needs of the environment. A new breed of professional is required with insight, skills, knowledge and ability to appreciate all sides of the debate in order to get results.

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Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (General) Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (General)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.

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Environmental Science and Policy Environmental Science and Policy
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 39,861 per year
  • Not specified

Chicago Harris and the Division of the Physical Sciences jointly offer the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. The broad objective of the program is to provide students with the academic background in both policy and environmental science required for informed decision making in business and government. To a large extent, the curriculum of this program draws upon courses already in place at Chicago Harris and in the Division of the Physical Sciences, although an introductory overview course and an independent study are designed to integrate the policy and science aspects of the program.

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Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (Fish and Wildlife Management) Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (Fish and Wildlife Management)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.

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Climate Change and Environmental Policy Climate Change and Environmental Policy
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 15,750 per year
  • 12 months

This programme provides a unique combination of training on the physical, social and policy aspects of climate change and on broader environmental policy. It provides students with a solid foundation in the physical science of climate change, climate change impacts, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, and with a critical understanding of the policy tools that can be used to promote environmental protection.

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Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (Global Environmental Management) Environmental Policy and Management-Capstone Option (Global Environmental Management)
  • Any time
  • National $ 350 per module
  • International $ 350 per module
  • Not specified

This degree provides the student with curriculum and research opportunities in one of the world’s most significant science and policy issues: the environment. Students will study ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.

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Environment and Public Policy PgDip/PgCert Environment and Public Policy PgDip/PgCert
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

Cranfield's Environmental and Public Policy course offers excellent grounding in environmental science, sustainability, ecosystem functions and environmental management. Students will have access to a full suite of policy making tools to translate science and environmental knowledge into effective and lasting policy.

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Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management PgDip/PgCert Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management PgDip/PgCert
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

The current emphasis on sustainable management across the globe is a consequence of a growing awareness of the impact of modern society on the environment. Such concerns are clearly evident in recent high profile studies such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,950 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,370 per year
  • 12 months

Our taught courses offer excellent training in core economics; the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture and the environment; and advanced skills necessary for employment as an economist at a senior level.

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Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,000 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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