2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Ecological Economics
|Programme code:||MSC-ENVI/EE||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Daniel O'Neill||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 180
- Candidates should normally be graduates or holders of an equivalent undergraduate qualification. A 2:1 degree classification on first degree will be the normal minimum requirement.
- Consideration will be made for candidates with strong professional experience or who have received a previous Master’s degree with merit or higher.
- Candidates from a broad range of disciplines can apply, including social sciences, natural sciences, environmental studies, economics, management, and engineering.
- Relevant business or professional experience will be taken into account.
- A previous degree in economics is not required.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Earth and Environment
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Earth and Environment
Many of the most serious environmental and social problems that we face can be traced to root causes in our economic system. On this programme, students learn the main concepts and tools of ecological economics – a multidisciplinary field that seeks to understand and manage the environmental and social dimensions of economic activity.
There is an increasing need to train social and natural scientists who are literate in ecological economics, and yet there are very few institutions that provide such training. The School of Earth and Environment at Leeds is an exception. We have one of the largest and best-regarded ecological economics research groups in the world, and we have a close working relationship with the Economics division in the Business School, who offer a number of optional modules in heterodox economics.
Students on this programme are given an unparalleled education in ecological, environmental, and heterodox approaches to economics. They study concepts ranging from how to value ecosystem services to managing an economy without growth. They apply analytical tools such as input-output analysis and dynamic modelling to understand the relationships between the economy, society, and environment.
Students have the potential to conduct their dissertation on a real-world problem with a partner organisation in their main area of interest. They acquire strong career prospects, in organisations ranging from government and academia to international NGOs and social enterprises.
This programme combines modules that deliver strong foundations in sustainability with more specialist modules in ecological, environmental, and heterodox economics. It’s open to all students with an interest in economic issues, and does not require a previous degree in economics.
Students who have fewer than 90 credits with an overall credit weighted average of 50% from their taught modules at the end of semester 2, will be suspended from progressing to project until after re-sits have been taken – these are normally taken in August. If after their resits the student has achieved the required number of credits to allow them to potentially achieve an MSc, they will be allowed to progress to project at the next available opportunity - this is usually in the next academic year.
If a student has not achieved the minimum number of credits to progress to project after their re-sits, or they do not wish to continue to their project, they will be awarded either a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate dependent on the award criteria for their programme.
To obtain the Masters' (MSc) qualification candidates must pass 165 credits of level 5 modules to include all 5 compulsory modules and the dissertation, and achieve an average mark of 50 across 180 credits.
A postgraduate diploma (PGD) can be obtained if 120 credits are passed including all compulsory taught modules (except SOEE5010M)
A postgraduate certificate (PGC) can be obtained if 60 credits are passed including all compulsory taught modules (except SOEE5010M)
Year 1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|SOEE5010M||Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5020M||Research Project||60 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|SOEE5094M||Introduction to Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5095M||Environmental Economics and Policy||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5281M||Introduction to Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5582M||Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates will be required to study 45 credfits from the following optional modules:
|LUBS5116M||Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy||15 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS5118M||Comparative Economics||15 credits||Semester 2|
|LUBS5140M||Global Economics Co-ordination and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1|
|LUBS5228M||Understanding the Global Economy: Capitalist Institutions, Growth and Crises||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5051M||Business, Environment and Sustainability||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5472M||Environmental Policy and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5495M||Environment-Development Overseas Field Course||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5550M||Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5561M||Climate Change Mitigation||15 credits||Semester 2|
|TRAN5060M||Welfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis||15 credits||Semester 1|
Last updated: 04/11/2016
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