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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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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".

Land Economy, as a subject, considers the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy. It applies particularly the disciplines of  economics, law and planning for the analysis of the governance of land use, urban areas and interactions with other environmental resources.

The Department addresses contemporary problems as well as more fundamental analysis. This includes both the role of  governments in establishing regulatory frameworks within which land and related  markets operate and the role of private organisations in owning, managing and developing physical and financial assets within those markets. This combination gives the Department of Land Economy a unique and valuable perspective of critical public and private issues.

The Department currently has over 40 teaching and research staff and approximately 320 students. We have a three year undergraduate course and a postgraduate programme that offers both instructional and research based MPhils, as well as a three-year PhD. Research within the Department falls into one of our two research groups, namely Real Estate and Urban Analysis and Environmental Economy and Policy.


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Land Economy undergraduate student research published by ANREV

Feb 23, 2017

The Department is pleased to announce that Thuqan Al-Hindawi, an MPhil student in Land Economy, has recently had research from his undergraduate dissertation published by the Asian association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).

PhD student Ante Busic-Sontic wins conference scholarship

Feb 15, 2017

The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) has awarded PhD student Ante Busic-Sontic with the Post-Graduate Research Scholarship at the 23rd Annual PRRES conference in Sydney (15-18 January 2017).

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