London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Course Introduction

This programme aims to deliver a well-developed understanding of the economics, science and policies associated with climate change, as well as a broad foundation in environmental and resource economics. It delves into the conceptual economic foundations and the practical tools of analysis, including state-of-the-art quantitative methods. Environmental economics is playing an increasingly central role in understanding the causes of, and designing policy solutions to, contemporary environmental and resource problems. It has been instrumental in informing policy across the world, for example in the creation of markets to efficiently regulate pollutants such as acid rain and carbon. Environmental and resource economics also informs the design of new instruments for the conservation of ecosystem services and the efficient use of natural resources, such as water and forests, and for the promotion of renewable energy and electric vehicles.

The programme will teach you to apply economic concepts and quantitative methods to the analysis, appraisal and valuation of a wide range of environmental problems and policies. You will begin to understand the importance of the political-economic context when applying the concepts and tools of environmental economics, as well as obtaining an in-depth understanding of the scientific, economic and political dimensions of climate change. The MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change will be invaluable if you wish to work, or are already working, in a specialised area relating to climate change economics but also more broadly to any aspect of environmental and resource economics.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-30. 2019-SEP-30.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,008 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,008 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £23,328 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,004 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,004 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £11,664 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have a Upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in any discipline, preferably social science. We will consider appropriate work experience in addition to a sound academic background.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (reading 6.5, writing 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0).