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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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US Department of Energy workshop on green real estate economics

Oct 12, 2017

Dr Franz Fuerst, Reader in Housing and Real Estate Finance at the Department, participated in a workshop jointly hosted by the US Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that took place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 6th and 7th October.

Horizon 2020 project hosts national advisory board expert seminar at Silver Street

Oct 12, 2017

The Land Economy project team in the Horizon 2020 EU project convened a national advisory board meeting and expert seminar at the Department on 29 September 2017.

Risk analysis of green retrofits presented at FRAP international finance conference

Oct 12, 2017

The research team led by Dr Franz Fuerst in the Horizon 2020 EU project "Incentives through Transparency: European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Retrofitting Investments (RentalCal)" presented their preliminary findings at the 16th FRAP Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspective and 2nd SSFII - Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing conferences in Cambridge from 25 to 27 September 2017.

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Upcoming events

The implications of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Nov 23, 2017

Room 2.49 David Attenborough Building

Denman Lecture Nov 2017: Urbanisation in Africa – the challenge of building cities that work

Nov 29, 2017

The Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College

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