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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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Department offers Experience Cambridge to Sixth Form Students

Aug 19, 2016

The Department of Land Economy offered academic taster sessions to sixth form students from around the country through the Experience Cambridge programme.

The Fourth Cambridge University International Real Estate Finance and Investment Conference

Aug 11, 2016

Cambridge University Department of Land Economy and Cambridge University Real Estate Finance Asian Alumni Society (CUREFASIA) are holding the 4th International Real Estate Finance and Investment Conference on Monday, the 12th of September 2016 in NUO Hotel Beijing.

Land Economist Participates in Expert Panel on the Future of Commuting

Jul 28, 2016

Dr Shaun Larcom participated in an online debate on the future of commuting that was conducted by the Guardian newspaper on 20 July 2016.

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

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