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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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Mansford Prize 2017

Oct 31, 2018

Congratulations to Rosie Rust for winning the 2017 Mansford Prize for her dissertation.

BIOECON Conference September 2018

Oct 30, 2018

Prof Andreas Kontoleon (Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University) Prof Ben Groom (Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics), in collaboration with the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambio Climatici (CMCC), co-hosted the 20th annual BIOECON conference on the economics of biodiversity conservation between the 12th and the 14th of September 2018 at Kings College, Cambridge.

Departmental Teaching Awards (Tripos) 2017-18

Oct 30, 2018

Every year Tripos students have to fill in the Tripos survey to inform the department what they liked/did not like about the course. The students are also asked to nominate lecturers for various Teaching Prizes.

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Upcoming events

Research Infromation Session

Nov 26, 2018

Seminar Room 1 in Laundress Lane

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