Northumbria University Newcastle - Economics and Sustainability MSc with Advanced Practice

Northumbria University Newcastle

Economics and Sustainability MSc with Advanced Practice

Northumbria’s MSc Economics and Sustainability is designed both for those who have a background in economics and wish to specialise, and for those who don’t have a background in economics but are interested in a career in environmental economics or a related area. 

Studying economics together with sustainability and examining the impacts of one upon the other, is a new and exciting discipline, which has excellent employment prospects. 

As countries and governments globally look to try and change the way we work and live, in order to address climate change, environmental economics is becoming more important within policy-making. 

Northumbria’s MSc Economics and Sustainability will give you a thorough grounding in resource and environmental economics as well as cutting-edge training in economics and policies for sustainability and climate change. In the second year of this programme you will undertake an Advanced Practice placement or a -consultancy project in our award-winning Business Clinic.

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)

Year Two

Applied Management Work Investigation (Optional,60 Credits)
Business Clinic PG Group Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)

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