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 Policy and International Development Postgrad.Cert. Environmental Policy and International Development
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • 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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Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) M.Sc. Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA)
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 8,885 per year
  • 24 months

In this Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) Master's programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences the students will learn to analyse and design policies targeted at food, agriculture and environmental sectors.

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Global Challenges: Development, Environment and Health M.Sc. Global Challenges: Development, Environment and Health
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 725 per module
  • International £ 725 per module
  • 33 months

The MSc Global Challenges: Development, Environment and Health from The University of Edinburgh is awarded following successful completion of three online, part-time Postgraduate Certificate programmes, each of which takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective.

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Law (Specialism Environmental Law and Policy) LLM, PDip LL.M. Law (Specialism Environmental Law and Policy) LLM, PDip
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 6,040 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The Law (Specialism Environmental Law and Policy) LLM, PDip programme from University of Kent gives you the opportunity to study environmental law in depth, within its policy context, exploring law at national, EU and global levels and comparing legal regimes.

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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 Social Science (MSc, PhD, MPhil) M.Sc. Environmental Social Science (MSc, PhD, MPhil)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,121 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The Environmental Social Science programmes are interdepartmental and benefit from expertise found across the Faculty of Social Sciences. This Environmental Social Science (MSc, PhD, MPhil) programme is offered by the University of Kent.

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Environmental Economics and Management Master Environmental Economics and Management
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 17,771
  • 24 months

We are increassingly aware of our responsibilities in the use and management of the natural environment. Knowledge is needed to find solutions to growing environmental problems, such as pollution and depleted resources. This Environmental Economics and Management programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences will enable you develop the knowledge and skills needed to address these important issues.

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Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy M.Sc. Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,040 per year
  • International £ 13,880 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy from the Univeristy of Kent prepares you for a career as a professional economist dealing with national and international issues in the area of food, agriculture and the environment.

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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 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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