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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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About the Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 50% of the Department's research work was described as "World Leading" and a further 38% as "Internationally Excellent".

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Undergraduate Study

A full, three year honours degree programme (known as the Tripos) leads to the award of a Cambridge first degree (the BA). The main disciplines are law and economics, but with options in aspects of the environment, business finance and resource management. There are approximately 40 first year students each year. The degree leads to many career opportunities.

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Postgraduate Study

There are a number of postgraduate courses offered by the Department of Land Economy, including MPhil taught and research programmes in Environmental Policy, in Real Estate Finance, in Planning Growth and Regeneration and in Land Economy Research. The Department also offers a full PhD programme. The department is also offering a new Masters in Real Estate (MSt) 2 year, part-time course from 2016.

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Research Groups

There are two core Research Groups within the Department, each containing leading international scholars:

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PhD student Ante Busic-Sontic wins conference scholarship

Feb 15, 2017

The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) has awarded PhD student Ante Busic-Sontic with the Post-Graduate Research Scholarship at the 23rd Annual PRRES conference in Sydney (15-18 January 2017).

Registration now open for the 2017 Land Economy Masterclass

Feb 10, 2017

The next Land Economy Masterclass, hosted by the Department and the Cambridge Admissions Office, is now open for bookings from year 12 students.

The Role of Tunqin Guanxi in Building Rural Resilience in North China: A Case from Qinggang

Feb 09, 2017

This is an article that has just been published in China Quarterly, the leading publication in the field of Chinese Studies.

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