2022/23 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 ideas ranging from how to value ecosystem services to how to achieve a post-growth economy. They learn analytical tools such as input-output analysis and system dynamics modelling to understand the relationships between the economy, society, and environment.
Students are encouraged to conduct their dissertation on a real-world problem 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 ecological and environmental economics, with a range of options in sustainability and heterodox economics. It’s open to all students with an interest in economic issues, and does not require a previous degree in economics.
If a student has not achieved the minimum number of credits for the MSc after their re-sits, 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 the dissertation, and achieve an average mark of 50 across 180 credits. A Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) can be obtained if 90 credits are passed. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) can be obtained if 60 credits are passed.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|SOEE5010M||Research Methods||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5020M||Research Project||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|SOEE5094M||Introduction to Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5095M||Environmental Economics and Policy||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5582M||Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:
|BLGY5102M||Community Ecology||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|LUBS5101M||Macroeconomics||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)|
|LUBS5134M||Econometrics||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)|
|LUBS5140M||Global Economic Coordination and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|LUBS5142M||Distributional Analysis in Economic Development||15 credits||Not running in 202223|
|LUBS5144M||Behavioural Economics||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|LUBS5146M||Money, Monetary Policy and the Global Financial Crisis||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|LUBS5148M||Economics of Wellbeing||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5341M||Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5472M||Environmental Policy and Governance||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5483M||Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|SOEE5540M||Climate Change: Physical Science Basis||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|SOEE5561M||Climate Change Mitigation||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|TRAN5060M||Welfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
This module is elective and non-assessed, primarily designed to introduce post-graduate students to ‘Sustainability’ as a contested term, as well as providing some core knowledge surrounding its history and real-world application to apply and develop as you study your other modules at Leeds.
|SOEE5282M||Introduction to Sustainability||credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
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