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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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Tripos prizes for 2016-17

Jul 14, 2017

The Department is pleased to announce the award of the following Tripos prizes for 2016-17:

Bidwells Prize Winners 2017

May 24, 2017

On Monday 22 May Prof. Colin Lizieri, the Head of Department and Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner at Bidwells met to congratulate the winning team of this year’s Bidwells Prize for the best RE02 group presentation.

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.

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