Master in Economics and Ecology

Living species are now disappearing at an accelerating rate because of human action, and ecologists agree that the survival of human societies is intimately dependent on the survival of other species. 

Countries and international organizations are taking action to address this problem: 
- In France: new law on biodiversity, creation of the French Agency for Biodiversity...
- At the international level: the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the European Union's Biodiversity Strategy and the designation of 2011-2020 as the "Decade on Biodiversity".

In this context, Toulouse School of Economics, in partnership with the University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, offers a new interdisciplinary specialization: the Master in "Economics and Ecology".

In the 1st year, Students attend a rigorous academic program in the different economic disciplines and quantitative techniques for social sciences. The common core courses allow them to deepen their knowledge and the elective courses allow students to build up their careers projects, taking into account the specializations in the second year of the master’s programs.

In the 2nd year, this master provides students with a unique set of skills aimed at measuring both the impact of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and at assessing, analyzing and recommending economic policies that influence human behavior and its consequences on biodiversity and ecosystems.

  • Note student can apply to either to the full program (i.e. the two years) or directly to the 2nd year (refer to the Admission section)

TSE also offers an other master in Environment: Master in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

If you wish to apply for this master, you will have to select for the first year the Master 1 in Applied Economics and for the second year the Master 2 in Economics and Ecology.

 

Program 2021-2022

M1 in Applied Economics

(Syllabi are updated regulary)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

Compulsory:

2 electives:

Compulsory:

4 electives:

Optional courses

Compulsory International internship or dissertation                                                           

  **Masters 2 Directors highly recommend to attend these options :
-    Industrial Organization: M2 EMO
-    Environmental & Resource Economics: M2 ERNA
-    Economic of Human Development: M2 PPD
-    Corporate finance et Market Finance: M2 Finance
-    Panel Data or Time series: M2 EEE
*** Math refresher courses opened to M1 and M2 students
**** To attend the Martingales theory and applications course you need to have attended the Markov Chains course first

Bonus point

To practice a sport or a musical activity within the University orchestra, or the participation in the module "professional life"  during the year can give you bonus points. Only points above 10/20 are recorded (please refer to the Welcome booklet).


 

Program 2020-2021

(Syllabi are regulary updated)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

Compulsory:

2 electives:

Compulsory:

4 electives:

Optional courses

Compulsory International internship or dissertation*                                                            

     *A minimum exam score of 10 out of 20 is required

**Masters 2 Directors highly recommend to attend these options :
-    Industrial Organization: M2 EMO
-    Environmental & Resource Economics: M2 ERNA
-    Economic of Human Development: M2 PPD
-    Corporate finance et Market Finance: M2 Finance
-    Panel Data or Time series: M2 EEE
*** Math refresher courses opened to M1 and M2 students
**** To attend the Martingales theory and applications course you need to have attended the Markov Chains course first

Bonus point

To practice a sport or a musical activity within the University orchestra, or the participation in the module "professional life"  during the year can give you bonus points. Only points above 10/20 are recorded (please refer to the Welcome booklet).

 

Program 2021-2022

M2  in Economics and Ecology
(Syllabi are regulary updated)

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

Compulsory:

  • Applied project in Ecology and  Economics
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Structures & Dynamics of Ecological Systems
  • Population Demography & Life-history Theory
  • Ecology - concepts and experiments
  • Datanomics : regulation of data spreading and data protection

1 among 2:

  • Introduction to Economics for biologists
  • Introduction to Ecology for Economists

Compulsory:

  • Sustainable management and evaluation of ecosystems
  • Ecosystem Management and Policies
  • Stage ou Mémoire

2 among 3:

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis : Foundations and Practice
  • Topics in Environmental Economics
  • Structural Models and Policy Evaluation

Non-Mandatory:

  • Introduction to Non-Market Valuation***
  • Professional Development*
  • Algebra Refresher**
  • Probability Refresher**
  • Dynamic Optimization Refresher**

 

* Students who have completed the Professional Development course in M1 in 2020-2021 are exempted

** Refresher course in Mathematics, open to M1 and M2 students of the School.

*** It is strongly advised to take the course Introduction to Non-Market Valuation to follow the "Cost-Benefit Analysis: Foundations and Practice" course. Students who have already taken a course on the economic valuation of non-market goods may request a waiver for certain sessions. 


Program 2020-2021

(Syllabi are regulary updated)

SEMESTER 3

    SEMESTER 4

Compulsory:

One course among :

Compulsory:

Non-Mandatory:

  • Internship or Master thesis
  • End of Master Day: a full day of presentations by guests from the private and the public sector, researchers, and students

(1) Compulsory course for students with M1 in Economics
(2) Compulsory course for students with M1 in Biology/Ecology
* Students followed the course " Professional Development" in M1 in 2019-2020 will be exempted.
** Upgrade course in Mathematics, open to students in M1 and M2 of TSE before classes start (end of August).

***Mandatory course for students who have never taken a course with the equivalent content, or who have taken the course "Environmental and Resource Economics" in M1 but have obtained less than 10/20

First year admission: 

  • Aimed at English speakers
  • Students should hold a BSc in Economics, Applied Mathematics within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee.

Second year admission:

  • Admission is based on academic excellence criteria.
  • Applicants from the French system must have passed the TSE International track Master 1 (1st year Master’s) in Economics or another French University master in Applied Mathematics or an equivalent degree (e.g., engineering school,…). 
  • For foreign degree holders, the required degrees are either a BSc, M.A., or MSc, within a recognized curriculum regarded as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE Selection Committee. 
  • Some brushing-up in Economics or Maths might be advisable in some cases. Working knowledge of English is obviously required.

Application:

For this interdisciplinary Master, TSE application procedure is open to students with a previous background in economics. Students with a previous background in ecology must apply via University Toulouse III 
For any question about where to apply, please contact the program director.

To apply to this master at TSE, select on eCandidatures platform (via ADMISSION section):

  • First year: M1 Applied Economics International track
  • Second year: M2 Economics - ERNA – Economics and Ecology path International track