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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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Jerry Chen, 2nd year Land Economy PhD candidate named the inaugural Stamps Scholar at Queens’ College.

Oct 06, 2020

Jerry Chen, 2nd year Land Economy PhD candidate under supervision of Dr Li Wan, has been named the inaugural Stamps Scholar at Queens’ College.

Oxford University Press fast-tracks approval of first ever commentary of the WHO International Health Regulations

Aug 17, 2020

Oxford University Press fast-tracks approval of first ever commentary of the WHO International Health Regulations co-edited by Professors G-L. Burci (Geneva), J. E. Vinuales (Cambridge) and G. Le Moli (Leiden)

C-EENRG takes part in groundbreaking research on carbon dioxide removal led by the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation

Jul 20, 2020

Groundbreaking findings in the search for realistic means to remove carbon dioxide from the troposphere have been published in a new article in Nature led by Professor D. J. Beerling, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, at the University of Sheffield.

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Course Changes 2020-21

The Department of Land Economy can confirm that there are no changes to the courses it is offering in 2020-21 in the BA, the MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration and the MPhil in Real Estate Finance. In the MPhil in Environmental Policy, modules EP03 (Environmental Values) and EP09 (Rural Environment: Property, Planning and Policy) will not run, but module EP07 (Comparative and European Environmental Law and Policy) will return.

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