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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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Explore Land Economy through the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Oct 12, 2016

The Department of Land Economy will take part in this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas, contributing to the hundreds of free events available to the public.

Memorial Service for Professor Nigel Allington

Oct 11, 2016

Please see below for details of a memorial service at Downing College on Saturday October 29th to honour Nigel Allington, long term contributor to Land Economy teaching and research, who passed away earlier in the year. Please RSVP to the master's PA if you are going to attend so that seating and catering can be arranged.

Professor Bernard Fingleton awarded the EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2016

Sep 06, 2016

The Department's Prof Fingleton was honoured for his contributions to the field of regional science at the European Regional Science Association Congress in August.

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