This course links both the theory and practice of economics with that of natural ecosystems. The programme aims to give students the opportunity to learn about the role that economics can play in the design and implementation of sustainable policies for ecosystem management.
Ecological Economics focuses on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice by applying economic principles. Graduates with postgraduate training in this area are in greater demand than ever before in business, industry and government.
On completion of this course, students will gain an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of the environmental problems an appreciation of the interaction between ecology and economics; the means to develop expertise in the design and implementation of sustainable environmental policies; enhanced skills in specialist topics.
Compulsory courses include: Foundations in Ecological economics; Applications in Ecological economics; Ecological economics field methods in research and practice; Environmental valuation; dissertation.
A UK 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in any subject. A UK 2.2 may be considered.
Part time (day)
2 - 3 years