Northumbria University Newcastle - Economics and Sustainability MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

Economics and Sustainability MSc

Northumbria’s MSc Economics and Sustainability is for both students with a background in economics who wish to specialise in sustainability, and students from a non-economics background who wish to pursue a career in environmental economics. The study of economics alongside environmental and sustainable issues is an emerging discipline with excellent employment prospects. With the World waking up to the need to address climate change, economics is often at the centre of environmental policy-making.

Northumbria’s MSc Economics and Sustainability will provide you with state-of-the-art training in economics and policies for sustainability and climate change, as well as a broad grounding in environmental and resource economics.

Well-trained economics graduates are in high demand in the environmental sector, and this unique programme is specifically designed to prepare students for specialist roles as environmental economists in government, international organisations, industry, NGOs and consultancy, as well as for academic careers in research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. It is recommended that your previous studies have included quantitative elements.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). The University accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  

Career Prospects

Graduates of the MSc Economics and Sustainability will be perfectly prepared to pursue a wide range of careers in the field of environmental economics, as well as in economics, finance and related areas. 

Potential job roles this programme could prepare students for include environmental economist, policy adviser, analyst, journalist, researcher or academic, and employers range from government, international organisations, industry, NGOs and consultancy.

As part of this course, you will build a portfolio of materials that can be presented to employers to demonstrate your development and appropriateness for roles in the fields of economics and sustainability, the content of which will be informed by the work you undertake in the modules you study. This course is also ideal if you’re interested in a career in academic research, and successful graduates may be eligible for advanced entry onto our PhD or DBA programmes.

Course Details

This MSc Economics and Sustainability will focus on interactive and applied learning, helping you take learnings from key modules and apply them to real world situations. 

You will study a mix of general and specialist economics modules on topics such as research methods and analytics, applied environmental economics, economics for sustainability, economic policies for the environment and an econometric modelling module which will help you formulate, test and apply formal economic models to real-life data. 

You will also develop skills in communication, mathematics and computing achieving a range of transferable skills which are sought after by employers. 

Year One

General Economics: Theory and Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Econometric Modelling (Core,20 Credits)
Economics for Sustainability (Core,20 Credits)
Applied Environmental Economics (Core,20 Credits)
Economic Policies for the Environment (Core,20 Credits)
Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Postgraduate Business Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)

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