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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


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.


An online version of our student guide is available here.

Environment, Law and Economics

The undergraduate degree in Land Economy offers students the opportunity to build valuable skill sets, study some of the key issues of our time, and cultivate excellent career opportunities. If you are looking for a degree that will give you an intellectual challenge and a wide breadth of career opportunities, this is it.

Law, economics and their relationship to the built and natural environment are at the heart of this course. In addition to these core areas, the issues studied on the degree have real-world applications and international scope. As you discover your areas of interest, you will also have the chance to explore real-world issues like:

  • Environmental protection
  • City Planning
  • The principles of business regulation
  • The financial aspects of real estate
  • International development
  • Financial regulation
  • Principles of public and private institutions
  • Mechanisms of the European Union



Further questions? Please direct your enquiries to:

Open day

Land Economy Open Day 2017

Each year, in conjunction with the Cambridge Open Days, the Department of Land Economy holds a talk about the undergraduate course and a drop-in session where members of the Department are available to answer any questions you may have.     

The next Land Economy Open Day will take place on 7th July 2017. Registration is now open.


 Provisional Programme

2.00pm The room will be open for registration.
2.30pm A series of talks about the department will  begin to cover the following areas:
  • what Land Economy is all about;  
  • the College admissions procedures;
  • the options that are available with the degree course;
  • the professional accreditation available to our graduates;
  • careers prospects on graduation.
3.30pm Staff will be available to talk to on an informal basis and to answer any questions that you might have.
4.30pm End of session.

Tea and Coffee will be available throughout the session.



The Land Economy Open Day is for all interested students (and their parents, guardians etc.) as well as Heads of Sixth Form and Careers Advisors. However, due to the limited capacity you are kindly requested to restrict accompanying family and friends to a minimum.

All attendees of the Land Economy 2017 Open Day will be required to register.

If you would like to book a place, please email with your name, school and the number of attendees in your party.



Upcoming events

Workshop series - session #1: Telecommunications - 10th of May

May 10, 2017

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

Workshop series - session #2: Transport - 17th of May

May 17, 2017

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

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

Upcoming events

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