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 Environmental Policy and International Development, Postgrad.Cert.
  • 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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Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA), M.Sc.
  • 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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Environmental Economics and Management Environmental Economics and Management, Master
  • 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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Law (Specialism Environmental Law and Policy) LLM, PDip Law (Specialism Environmental Law and Policy) LLM, PDip, LL.M.
  • 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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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • International € 7,390 per semester
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen is a social science programme where you study economics, the environment and natural resources in a national as well as a global context. The overarching theme is: How do we make the most of the environmental and natural resources that are available to us?

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Political Science: Specialization Policy and Politics Political Science: Specialization Policy and Politics, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 12 months

The one-year full-time English-language Master's program Political Science: Specialization Policy and Politics, delivered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, offers and interdisciplinary combination of political science and governance studies.

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Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy Agri-Environmental Economics and Policy, M.Sc.
  • 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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Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM) Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM), M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Master in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is firmly grounded in economics, but allows the students to have a relatively strong multidisciplinary orientation. It addresses highly relevant and strongly interrelated policy issues in today's modern societies, such as regional development, urban problems, transport policies and environmental degradation.

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Environmental Policy Environmental Policy, Master
  • 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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Ecological Economics Ecological Economics, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 10,200 per year
  • International £ 22,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Ecological Economics Masters from The University of Edinburgh focuses on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice through the application of economic principles to real-world problems.

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Environmental and Business Management Environmental and Business Management, M.Sc.
  • 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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