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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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Former lecturer in the Dept of Land Economy Dr Diane Dawson has sadly passed away

Oct 01, 2019

Over the summer, the Department were sorry to learn of the passing away of Dr Diane Dawson, former lecturer in the Department and a life fellow of Corpus Christi at the age of 76.

MPhil Prizes 2018-2019

Sep 23, 2019

MPhil prizes for 2018-19 have been awarded to:

Özge Öner awarded Young Researcher Award 2019

Sep 19, 2019

On Thursday Özge Öner, IFN and the University of Cambridge, received the Young Researcher Award 2019 for "significant contributions to our understanding of entrepreneurship.

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Upcoming events


Oct 23, 2019

Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

Denman Lecture 2019: Beyond Political Correctness - addressing the true diversity challenge

Nov 21, 2019

The Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College

Upcoming events

The next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Friday 1 November 2019.

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