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Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics recognises the vital interplay between the economy and the natural environment, and the urgent need for sustainable development for the benefit of current and future generations. Achieving sustainability requires the alignment of business models with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics. These measurements track how business impacts the wider world and are increasingly important in an organisation's performance management. 

Given the increased focus on sustainability within business and public bodies, there are opportunities for those with a passion to solve the most pressing environmental challenges facing society. This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to define or influence ESG policy and practice in organisations and public bodies.

The module makes special reference to climate change, pollution, waste, resource depletion, deforestation and biodiversity, and how addressing these should be incorporated into ESG-conscious business practice. This ensures development is sustainable and organisations take a balanced approach, not just focusing on profit, but also people and our planet.

This module is from our MSc Business Transformation programme and there is an opportunity to build to an award.

Credits: 30
Duration: 10 weeks studying plus assessment
Time commitment:  Expect to study around 10-15 hours per week on average. Some of this will be structured teaching and learning activities, the rest will be self-directed learning, such as reading or preparing for assessments.
Cost:  £2500
Fee payment: You can pay online using a credit or debit card. We are unable to give you access to your study materials before your payment reaches us so it’s important to have your finances in place and pay when prompted to ensure you can access your module learning material.
Entry criteria: We have not set any formal academic requirements. 

It’s up to you to decide if it’s suitable, but as this is a Masters level module it would be best suited to those with an appropriate level of further/higher education and/or industry experience prior to commencing study.
English Language requirements IELTS – an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any section.
IT requirements: Find out more about the IT equipment you’ll need for studying online.