The Department has one of the strongest records for graduate employment across the University, undoubtedly a reflection of our emphasis on a broad base of applicable knowledge and skills.
We understand that, as a student, you need to know that the time, effort, and money that you invest here at Cambridge will be put to good use. We work closely with employers in the public and private sectors to ensure that your undergraduate education will prepare you for the job market. Employers across both sectors recognise that our course equips graduates with both a deep understanding of highly relevant subjects and the necessary skills to apply this knowledge in a professional setting.
As a Land Economy student, you will have access to an array of careers resources, both within and outside the Department. You will also benefit from the course accreditation and exemptions, which facilitate professional qualifications.
Where will Land Economy take you?
There is no single career track for students studying Land Economy. This course is perfect for those who value the opportunity to sample an array of subjects, to specialise, or to combine interests in new and fascinating ways. Our graduates go on to be lawyers, economists, and civil servants, or to work for international or national agencies. Many go into financial, business or management careers, and others enter public service or continue into further education.
Spotlight: Management Consultant
A consultant is someone with expertise in a particular field who offers impartial advice to businesses, companies and organisations. Typically working within a larger consulting firm, you might travel to work with companies internationally or be based within a specific country or city.
As a management consultant, you might offer your suggestions to businesses on topics like company strategy, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency or corporate social responsibility.
Spotlight: Chartered Surveyor
The term ‘chartered surveyor’ encompasses a wide range of specialties and career possibilities in an increasingly global market.
As a commercial property surveyor, you might be involved in the acquisition or valuation of a property, advising funds on investment strategy or managing the relationship between landlords and tenants. Working in planning and development, you might assess the economic, social, and environmental impacts of a new building design or determine what land use is most appropriate for vacant land.