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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

Feb 12, 2020

The University of Cambridge, University of Florida, The University of Geneva | National University of Singapore (NUS) are pleased to announce a call for papers for their joint 2020 Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium.

Students visit lead architect Bill Price and staff at WSP London

Jan 22, 2020

On January 10th, 2020, a group of students of land economy had a unique opportunity to visit lead architect Bill Price and his staff at WSP London that was formed over 125 years ago out of a group of companies of MRM Partnership, Kennedy and Donkin and Merz and McLellan now known as WSP specializing in engineering, architecture, and design. They have been ranked number 1 by ENR’s latest top 225 international design in the world.

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