Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – University of Copenhagen

Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

The MSc programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics is a social science programme where you study economics, the environment and natural resources in a national as well as a global context. The overarching theme is: How do we make the most of the environmental and natural resources that are available to us? 

The programme is offered in English.

With an MSc degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, you will know how to deal with environmental and natural resource problems from an economic perspective and with a solid understanding of basic bio-physical relationships relevant for the practical implementation of solutions to these problems. Climate change, environmental changes and the use of the world’s natural resources have an impact on all of us. Both globally and locally. The future challenges are huge and numerous – after graduation from the MSc programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, you can help solve them.

"Studying in an intercultural setting provides you with a broader perspective on your own background and on the issues and real life cases brought up in class

Niall, MSc student, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

For instance, you will know how to optimally limit pollution using economic instruments, such as for instance green taxes, subsidies or tradeable quota schemes. And you will have an insight into how a country meets its international undertakings concerning CO2 emissions in the least expensive way. And you will be able to assess the economic value of the environment in order to include it in cost-benefit analysis and other economic decision making tools.

Read more about the profile of the programme and career prospects.