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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 Centres

Research Groups

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

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Land Economy Students at the UN Climate Change Negotiations

Jun 13, 2016

A team of three postgraduate students in the Department of Land Economy's Environmental Policy MPhil have been undertaking field research at the Bonn Climate Change Conference this May thanks to funding from the Department's Graduate Conference & Travel Grant.

Bidwells Prize Winners 2016

May 23, 2016

On Friday 29 April Dr Franz Fuerst the Course Director for Real Estate Finance and Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner at Bidwells met to congratulate the winning team of this year’s Bidwells Prize for best RM02 group presentation.

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2016: Dr Franz Fuerst paper "Flight to quality? An investigation of changing price spreads in commercial real estate markets"

May 19, 2016

Congratulations to Dr Franz Fuerst on his paper “Flight to quality? An investigation of changing price spreads in commercial real estate markets” published in Studies in Economics and Finance 2015 Vol 32 1 E has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

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International conference in June 2016, visiting fellow - Prof. Edward Ng and 8 PhD research fellowships

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