Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.92 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.7 k / Year(s)  
107 place StudyQA ranking:2721 Duration:12 months

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Welcome to the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham. Economics teaching and research have a long tradition at Birmingham, dating back to the establishment of the Faculty of Commerce in 1903.

The modern department has about twenty five academic staff members, with a wide range of research interests in areas such as applied economics, economic theory, econometrics, environmental economics, finance and trade.

The department offers a variety of undergraduate programmes, and has an active graduate school involving research students and postgraduates on taught courses.

This new programme reflects our specialism in this increasingly important area of economics. An understanding of the interactions between the economy and the environment is essential if policy-makers are to tackle global problems such as climate change, deforestation and unsustainable resource use.

The programme provides a rigorous training in environmental and resource economics, which will prove valuable to employers in local and national government, government agencies, environmental organisations, business and academia.

The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

Compulsory courses:
* Microeconomics (20)
* Econometrics for Environmental Valuation (30)
* Environmental Economics (20)
* Natural resource Economics (20)
* Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)
* Option (20)
* Dissertation (60)

The option is selected from:

* Topics in Money and Banking
* Game Theory
* Economics of Financial Markets
* International Trade Policy
* Political Economy and Economic Policy
* Economics of Labour Markets
* International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
* A graduate course offered elsewhere (subject to approval)

A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.English language requirements * IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band * TOEFL 580 Paper-based test /237 Computer-based test English Language Requirements 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)

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