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Modules Offered

The MPhil in Land Economy Research aims to provide students with a broad grounding in social science research methods and apply this in some area of Land Economy. The course provides strong research training through the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre modules. This includes coursework across both quantitative and qualitative research methods and other aspects of research training.

You are required to remain in residence in Cambridge until the day of submission of your dissertation and submission of your dissertation must be by you in person. Consequently, you should not arrange or accept any commitments outside Cambridge before this date. In particular, you should not make arrangements to travel abroad before this date. In exceptional circumstances, you may be given permission to submit early. This must be with the prior agreement of the Director of the Graduate Programme and with the agreement of your supervisor. Permission is not always given and where it is given, you will have to accept that early submission may have a detrimental effect on the quality of your work.

Course Director

The Director for the MPhil in Land Economy Research is Dr Nicky Morrison. Dr Morrison is available to discuss with students issues specific to the Land Economy Research programme. However, candidates should talk to their appointed supervisor in the first instance. Questions relating to enrolment matters, continuation to the PhD programme or the general administration of the postgraduate programmes should be referred to the Graduate Co-ordinator.

Course structure

In addition to submitting the compulsory dissertation, Land Economy Research candidates are required to satisfactorily complete six SSRMC modules and a further two Land Economy modules of their own choice from the lists outlined below.

Six modules from the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre Training Programme (Michaelmas and Lent Terms). The full list of SSRMC modules:

All LER students are required to complete the SSRMC Skill Check before the Michaelmas term begins in order to gauge their level of prior statistical knowledge. This will help to identify at which level each student should enter the Basic Statistics stream.

Please book within one week of SSRMC induction course.

12 noon on Friday 20 October 2017 - Preliminary module choices (Michaelmas and Lent terms).

12 noon on Thursday 2 November 2017 - Final changes to Michaelmas term module choices.

12 noon on Friday 19 January 2018 - Final changes to Lent term module choices

Choice of one core or two optional modules to be examined by essay or project in all cases (Michaelmas or Lent)

PGR01 Urban and environmental planning (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) (2 units)
PGR02 Urban and housing policy (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) (2 units)
PGR03 Spatial economics (Lent Term) (1 unit)
PGR04 Institutions and development I (Michaelmas Term) (1 unit)
PGR05 Institutions and development II (Lent Term) (1 unit)
EP01 International environmental law (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) (2 units)
EP02 Environmental economics and policy (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) (2 units)
EP03 Environmental values (Michaelmas Term) (1 unit)
EP06 Energy and climate change (Lent Term) (1 unit)
EP07 National, comparative and european environmental law and policy (1 unit)
EP08 Comparative environmental policy (Michaelmas Term) (1 unit)
RE01 Corporate finance and real estate (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) (2 units)
RE02 Real estate finance and investment (Michaelmas and Lent Terms) (2 units)
RE03 Real estate development process (Lent Term) (1 unit)
RE04 The macroeconomy and housing (Michaelmas Term) (1 unit)
RM01 Mixed research methods (Michaelmas Term) (1 unit)
RM02 Further topics in quantitative methods (Lent Term) (1 unit)
Dissertation, Research Design, and Structure (Michaelmas Term)




The next Land Economy Open Day will take place on Friday 5 July 2019. Registration is now open.

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