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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

About the course

I really enjoyed the MPhil REF. While Cambridge is one, if not the most academic University in the World, I particularly liked to the bridge of theoretical concepts in combination with real live case studies; analysing existing projects and evaluating possible investments enabled me to not just comprehend new knowledge but employ it in a matter that I am sure has prepared me for my future job.
Thank you very much for a great year and a program I can honestly say taught me more than any other course I have studied before. (REF student, 2015-16 cohort).

I found the course really well-balanced, establishing and building on the fundamentals of finance and property markets, while honing our skill sets in such areas as financial modelling and econometrics.
The workload was sizeable, but it didn't stop most of us actively participating in sports clubs and societies. Some of us have even won trophies along the way - which at Cambridge represents a doubly impressive feat (REF student, 2015-16 cohort).

94% of our MPhil students found overall experience of their MPhil course positive*

87% think that as a result of their MPhil course they are more confident about independent learning*

89% believe that as a result of their MPhil course they feel better prepared for their future career*

* these numbers are based on 2015-2016 academic year

 About the Department

It has a world class reputation and the subjects offer bridge the gap between the social sciences and the humanities which I find a compelling offering (MPhil student, 2015-16 cohort).

There are no other departments in the world that combine REF, PGR and EP in the world, this variation and the flexibility to do Development courses alongside environmental law really appealed (MPhil student, 2014-15 cohort).

Academic excellence, international reputation… - I particularly enjoy the combination of having economic, social and legal aspects, fantastic lecturers, advisory board, everything taught is generally very topical (MPhil student, 2014-15).

Worldwide excellence, access to industry leaders and a unique focus on real estate issues. Also the relevance of the area in modern Britain and Europe (MPhil student, 2014-15 cohort).