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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics with Integrated Pre-Masters MSc

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics with Integrated Pre-Masters MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Natural Resource Economics

Course type


Course Summary

This two-year course is suitable for students who do not meet the entry requirements for a one-year MSc course, including students who have graduated in an unrelated discipline. On successful completion of the pre-Masters year you will progress to an MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics programme in the Department of Economics. Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few. This programme is aimed at providing you with the skills necessary to understand the fundamental causes of contemporary environmental problems, and to design policies to solve them. One third of your pre-Masters year will be spent developing your English skills and academic skills; allowing you to approach academic reading and writing with confidence. You will also develop analytical and mathematical skills in your Economics modules. Aimed at highly motivated international learners with an excellent academic record, the pre-Masters year is designed to bridge the gap between your current qualification and the postgraduate programme at Birmingham. You will develop both subject specific knowledge in the area of Economics and your academic English. This programme provides rigorous training in environmental and resource economics. This will prove valuable to employers in local and national government, government agencies, environmental organisations, business and academia.

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Microeconomics B (10 Credits) - Core
Macroeconomics B (10 Credits) - Core
Microeconomics A (10 Credits) - Core
Introductory Econometrics A (10 Credits) - Core
Academic English & Study Skills 1 (20 Credits) - Core
Macroeconomics A (10 Credits) - Core
Introductory Econometrics B (10 Credits) - Core
Academic English & Study Skills 2 (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants with a recognised first degree in a subject related to Economics with will also be eligible for consideration. Students with a good undergraduate degree in an unrelated subject that includes mathematical content including some coverage of Calculus and statistics.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more

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