The ECM programme is a 12 months taught masters which runs from October each year. The teaching component of the course is spread across three 8-week terms (starting October, January and April). The teaching comprises seven core modules, electives courses, fieldtrips and hands-on workshops which provide specialist training. The assessment process is by termly essays, three examination papers in the 3rd term linked to the core modules and a summer dissertation project.
The programme has three overarching aims:
Module Leader: Dr Dustin Garrick
The 'Environmental Economics and Policy' module has been refined to the 'Economics of the Environment' module. The Economics of the Environment module equips MSc students in SoGE with the foundational concepts, methods and analytical tools to navigate the interface of economics and the environment across a range of contexts, scales and threats. In 2017-18, the module will be organised in two phases during Michaelmas term, leveraging the world-class interdisciplinary economic research and teaching across the School. Phase I covers the foundations of economics and the environment, examining the economic roots of environmental problems and providing a survey of economic approaches to environmental policy ranging from pricing to property rights. The second phase of the module shifts from foundations to applications, organising the students into specialised tracks tailored to each MSc with interactive lectures and exercises. The specialised tracks in phase II are problem-based, fostering critical examination and application of economics to environmental change challenges.