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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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21st annual BIOECON conference

Nov 22, 2019

Prof Andreas Kontoleon (Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University) co-hosted the 21st annual BIOECON conference on the economics of biodiversity conservation between the 11th and the 13th of September 2019 at Wageningen, The Netherlands. This year’s conference was titled “Inequality and poverty in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management” and was co-hosted with the University of Wageningen and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

Prof Jorge Viñuales has been elected to the Institut de Droit International

Nov 01, 2019

The Department is delighted to announce that Professor Jorge E. Viñuales, Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at Cambridge, has been elected to the Institute of International Law at its Hague Session of 2019.

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Upcoming events

Managing urban land markets in the public interest

Jan 29, 2020

Mill Lane Lecture Room 3

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