Environmental economics is a branch of economies which deals with the economic impact of environmental policies. It looks into economic effects of world-wide environmental policies through theoretical and empirical study approaches. Environmental economics studies cost and benefits-related issues of water quality, air pollution, solid waste, global warming, and other environmental problems. Environmental economics designs the economic policy tool, assess its effectiveness and does environmental reviews to find the balance between economic costs and returns.
The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
The master degree in Environmental and Food Economics provides advanced expertise in economic and business disciplines, quantitative methods, and specific theoretical and applied knowledges in environmental and natural resources economics, and in the economics and management of the agri-food system. The aim is to provide advanced knowledge and instruments to promote sustainable economic development, natural resources management (water, soil, energy), policy analysis for the environment, energy, and the agri-food system, innovation in the agri-food sector, internationalisation of agri-food companies, food safety and rural development.
Human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate. As a result humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges: global warming, ecosystem disruption, biodiversity loss, and, for many, increasing difficulty in meeting basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter.
Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration put increasing pressure on the existing natural systems. Their ability to provide renewable resources such as food, water and energy is at risk and waning. This calls for specialists and leadership in order to develop and employ managerial, economical, governance, and technical solutions.
We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise focused around the following research groupings.
O Mestrado em Economia e Gestão do Ambiente: » Proporciona conhecimentos sólidos em áreas, direta e indiretamente, ligadas ao Ambiente e à Energia; » Capacita para o exercício de funções de gestão e de consultoria quer a nível das empresas, quer de instituições públicas e privadas; » Desenvolve capacidades técnicas e de gestão para integrar a vertente ambiental e da energia no conjunto de vetores de desenvolvimento empresarial e social; » Potencia as capacidades interpessoais e de trabalho em equipa.
Across the globe environmental professions continue to undergo significant growth and increase in relevance. Our 30 credit totally online Master of Arts in Environmental Practice degree prepares students to advance their career and to contribute positively to finding solutions for environmental problems. The master’s degree in Environmental Practice is available as a Master of Arts (MA) in Environmental Practice and as a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Practice.
The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program is a graduate degree of interdisciplinary study in either the Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc) designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The program emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical, policy, and system and sustainability issues to prepare students to become environmental professionals who are effective leaders and managers. This is a two year program made up of 3 three-week on-campus residencies (mandatory) combined with online learning.
The programme develops highly competent, strategically focused researchers capable of undertaking successful doctoral level study within organisations and outside academia. It is designed to meet the increasing challenges of the contemporary built environment and is academically equivalent to a traditional PhD.