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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 Top Again

May 16, 2017

Following our top ranking in the Complete University Guide, the Land Economy undergraduate programme has been ranked first in the "Building and Town & Country Planning" category of the Guardian's University League Tables.

Land Economy ranked first in Complete University Guide league table

Apr 27, 2017

In the 2018 Complete University Guide, our Land Economy undergraduate degree has been ranked first in the country in the Town & Country Planning table, based on entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. Cambridge was, once again, the overall top ranked University in the Guide. Although there are many issues with the methods used in compiling such tables, it is gratifying to see our strengths recognised formally.

Professor Viñuales elected Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the UN-ECE Protocol on Water and Health

Mar 20, 2017

At its fourteenth meeting, in March 2017, the Compliance Committee of the UN-ECE Protocol on Water and Health elected Professor Jorge E. Viñuales, Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, as its Chairman for the next triennium.

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Upcoming events

Workshop series - session #3: Water - 24th of May

May 24, 2017

Boardroom, Faculty of Architecture. 1 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX

Workshop series - session #4: Waste - 31st of May

May 31, 2017

Boardroom, Faculty of Architecture. 1 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX

Workshop series - session #5: Energy - 7th of June

Jun 07, 2017

Latimer Room, Clare College. Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL

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