London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

The PhD Environmental Economics aims to: provide advanced knowledge of the principles and conceptual foundations of environmental economics; equip you with the analytical tools and methodological understanding needed to develop original research in the field; expose you to the most recent developments and debates in environmental and natural resource economics; prepare you for careers in research and academia, international organisations, the private/consultancy sector, NGOs, or governmental institutions. This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of research that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of environmental economics. Students are first registered on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD student status. The programme culminates with an examination/viva in which your work is scrutinised by two experts in the area of research in which you have specialised.

With rising employment opportunities in this field, student demand has also grown for doctoral courses offering rigorous, state-of-the-art training in environmental, natural resource and climate change economics. The MPhil/PhD Programme in Environmental Economics responds to this increased demand and builds on growing research at LSE in environmental, resource and climate change economics, and other related subjects. We prepare students for a variety of careers: in academia; international organisations such as the World Bank, OECD, UNEP or European Commission; private/consultancy sector (eg, renewable energy firms, water companies, environment consultancies, etc), NGOs or high-profile positions in governmental institutions.

Start Date:

Duration: Three-four years (minimum 2) full-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a taught master?s degree (or equivalent), with a minimum of 65 per cent average and at least 70 in dissertation, in a related discipline.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 7.0, Speaking 6.5).