MEconSc (Economic and Environmental Modelling)

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Course overview

The programme aims to:

• Produce graduates who have good analytical skills across all major areas of environmental and development economics, yet who are quantitatively highly competent.

• Deepen students’ knowledge of interactions between economy, society and environment.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Students admitted to the programme will normally hold a primary degree with Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent international qualification, which will have included the study of economics to intermediate level. Students who hold a Higher Diploma in Economics with Second Class Honours, Grade 1, or equivalent international qualification, may also apply.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2012

Average intake: 25 (20 E.U.; 5 non-E.U.)

Closing date:

Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.


Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

This is an innovative programme for students interested in contributing to environmental policy and to sustainable longterm management of rural and urban resources. It aims to equip graduates with quantitative modelling skills to meet the diverse challenges of global climate change, sustainable development and environmental governance. The programme includes an
internship in a research institute or development agency, which allows you to apply the skills learned on the programme in a real-world environment. You will take courses in subjects such as Microeconomics, Urban and Rural Resource Governance, Data Management and Survey Techniques, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Economic Modelling, and Cost Benefit Analysis and Evaluation.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Requirements and assessment

Semester One: December. Semester Two: May. Students submit the dissertation before a date in the summer determined by the Programme Board.

Find out more

Dr. Thomas van Rensburg
T +353 91 493 858

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,015
 - Student levy: €224
Non-EU (Total): €13,250

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