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MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change

Programme Code: TMENECCC

Department: Geography & Environment

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules        

Full-year programme. Students must take three compulsory courses, one full unit of options, and a dissertation as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

GY426 Environmental and Resource Economics (1.0) #

Paper 2

GY427 Climate Change: Science, Economics and Policy (0.5)

Paper 3

GY428 Applied Quantitative Methods (0.5) #

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5)


DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5) #  (not available 2021/22)


DV492 Economic Development Policy III: Government Policy Analysis (0.5) #


EC411 Microeconomics (1.0) # 1


EC426 Public Economics (1.0) # 2


EC428 Development and Growth (1.0) # 3


EC453 Political Economy (1.0) # 4


EC476 Contracts and Organisations (1.0) # 5


GV4H5 Capitalism and Social Justice (0.5)


GY400 The Economics of Urbanisation (0.5) #


GY409 Globalization and Regional Development (0.5)


GY410 Economics of Local and Regional Development (0.5)


GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy (1.0)


GY446 Planning for Sustainable Cities (0.5)


GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation (0.5)


GY460 Techniques of Spatial Economic Analysis (0.5) #


GY465 Concepts in Environmental Regulation (0.5)


GY473 Economic Development and the Environment (0.5) #


GY474 Politics of Environment and Development (0.5)


GY475 Issues in Environmental Governance (0.5)


GY476 Applied Geographical Information Systems (0.5)


IR467 Global Environmental Politics (0.5)


PB415 Behavioural Science (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


PB421 Happiness (0.5)


SP434 Behavioural Public Policy (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


Or other relevant courses to the value of one full unit, subject to approval of the programme director and the relevant course proprietor.

Paper 5

GY489 Dissertation - Environment Programme - MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change, MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation and MSc Environment and Development (1.0)

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

1 : Before taking EC411 you must take EC400

2 : Before taking EC426 you must take EC400

3 : Before taking EC428 you must take EC400

4 : Before taking EC453 you must take EC400

5 : Before taking EC476 you must take EC400

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.