|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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The MSc/Diploma in Environmental Economics is a specialised programme of advanced interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in the economics of environmental resources. The programme is designed for economics graduates who would like an advanced academic qualification as a starting point for a career in environmental economics or for those who intend to progress into doctoral research in this field.
In particular, the MSc/Diploma in Environmental Economics aims to:
* Provide students with advanced knowledge of, and skills in, economics and management of natural resources
* Develop critical and analytical capability in relation to the economics and management of environmental resources
* Provide students with training in: quantitative methods, bibliography/computing skills, research management, personal development and a range of other skills relevant to post-graduate employment
* Develop students´ interpersonal skills
* Assist students to develop the skills required for both self-study practice and team-working
The MSc in Environmental Economics is of 12 months duration whilst the Diploma in Environmental Economics runs for 9 months.
The MSc in Environmental Economics provides an academic qualification for those intending to work or already working in the area of environmental management. It also serves as preparation for those who wish to enrol on a PhD course in this research field. Students also have the possibility to transfer from the MSc programme to the MPhil/PhD programme at the end of the taught module component.
The Diploma in Environmental Economics offers an opportunity for mid-career professionals who may not wish to pursue a research degree, to upgrade their skills in this field.
All Environment degree programmes have a 'modular' structure, where each module comprises a 10-credit unit or multiple of this. A 10-credit module is equivalent to 100 hours of work, typically comprising 18 contact hours with staff and 82 hours of private-study for a lecture-based module. Modules involving field and laboratory classes have a higher proportion of contact time.
The MSc/Diploma course comprises both compulsory and optional modules. Students must accumulate 180 credits for the MSc course and 120 credits for the Diploma course in total.
Of the optional taught modules, the students on MSc/Diploma in Environmental Economics may take at a maximum of 10-credits from the environmental/ecological optional modules (i.e. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Environmental Law and Policy, Fisheries Ecology and Management, Pollution Control and Waste Management, Pollution Effects on Soil/Plant/Water Ecosystems, Wildlife Management).
An 80 credits dissertation forms a major component of the MSc in Environmental Economics. The dissertation involves the application of economic theory and methodology to a problem in environmental economics and environmental management.
To enter the MSc in Environmental Economics directly the applicant:
1) Must have obtained, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second class degree (i.e. 2.1 or equivalent) 2) Must have studied some economics at degree level 3) IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL: paper-based: 550; CBT: 213; iBT: 79; and Cambridge: Cambridge Proficiency: A, B, C; Cambridge Cert in Advanced English: A
However, able candidates may compensate for a lack of undergraduate economics by taking the Economics Department's Summer School in Microeconomics and Statistics (4 week course) starting the last week of August 2007. Special consideration may be made for candidates who wish to take courses in mid-career as continued professional development. Diploma applicants must also have an adequate level of English.
Applicants whose native language is not English may wish to improve their English whilst studying at York by attending (for a small extra fee) courses run by the University's Language Centre during their degree. As well as improving language skills this course will also provide a valuable introduction to British culture.
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|80 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||550|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||79|
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.