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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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Call for Papers - Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium

Apr 13, 2016

The University of Cambridge, the University of Florida, and the National University of Singapore announce a call for papers for their joint 2016 Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium, 23rd to 24th September in Cambridge.

First annual Cambridge Real Estate Competition hosted by CUREFIS

Mar 02, 2016

The Cambridge Real Estate Investment and Finance Society (CUREFIS) in association with the Department of Land Economy is pleased to host the first annual Cambridge Real Estate Case Competition.

C-EENRG researchers and colleagues propose a new approach to modelling sustainability transitions

Feb 26, 2016

This article proposes a fundamental methodological shift in the modelling of policy interventions for sustainability transitions in order to account for complexity (e.g. self-reinforcing mechanisms, such as technology lock-ins, arising from multi-agent interactions) and agent heterogeneity (e.g. differences in consumer and investment behaviour arising from income stratification).

Florian Unbehaun (MPhil Real Estate Finance) wins IPF Dissertation Prize

Feb 18, 2016

Recent MPhil Real Estate Finance graduate Florian Unbehaun has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Dissertation Prize by the IPF Educational Strategy Group.

New book on the Governance of the Countryside published by Ian Hodge

Feb 03, 2016

Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity, changing patterns in land use, pollution, climate change, public access and increasing demands for food and energy security require policies to reconcile interests and promote society’s objectives for the countryside.

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

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