Land Economy

University of Cambridge
In Cambridge (Grossbritannien)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Grossbritannien)
  • Wann:
    Freie Auswahl

Overview Land Economy at Cambridge A challenging combination Law, economics, and their relationship to the built and natural environments are central to Land Economy, along with other areas such as business regulation, the financial aspects of real estate and international development. The multidisciplinary nature of the course is particularly relevant in the twenty-first century where the environment, law and economics and the control of scarce resources affect the daily lives of people around the world. Teaching and resources Our lecturers are specialists in their own field and include lawyers, economists, environmentalists, and experts in business, finance and quantitative methods. Many are involved in research projects of national and international concern. We have dedicated lecture and seminar rooms equipped for both traditional and interactive lectures, and a comprehensive library. There’s an extensive range of computing facilities, including an intranet store of wide-ranging teaching, careers and other useful information. Additional course costs All students are required to have a University approved calculator (c£35), and students are encouraged to purchase their own copies of the core textbook for several papers – please request details from the Department (see fact file, right). A number of optional field trips are offered, which may involve minor travel expenses for students wishing to take part (please request details from the Department). Professional training This degree differs from similar courses elsewhere because it’s not wholly vocational: there’s an emphasis on high intellectual and academic content, which appeals greatly to employers. However, the degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and allows graduates to progress directly to the Assessment of Professional Competence to become a full member of the RICS. It also gives partial exemption from the academic requirements of...

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Voraussetzungen: Entry Requirements Typical offers require A Level: A*AAIB: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level For other qualifications, see our main Entrance requirements pages. Course requirements Required by all Colleges: no specific subjectsRequired by some Colleges: no specific subjectsUseful preparation: Economics, Mathematics All undergraduate admissions decisions are the...


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1 Trumpington Street, CB2 1QA, Cambridgeshire , Grossbritannien
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Course Outline Land Economy Course Outline

Teaching in the Department is a mix of lectures, seminars, project work, field trips and supervisions. In a typical week, you can expect 10-15 hours of lectures and two or three supervisions.

Assessment is by written examinations and through coursework and projects, as well as a dissertation in Year 3 (Part II).

Year 1 (Part IA)

Part IA provides the framework for later specialisation. You acquire a thorough grounding in the core disciplines of law and economics and are introduced to the multidisciplinary nature of the degree through four compulsory papers:

  • Economics
  • The Public Sector: Institutional and Legal Frameworks
  • Quantitative and Legal Methods for Land Economists
  • Land Economy, Development and Sustainability

During your first year you develop a sound numerical base, computer literacy, and skills in oral presentation and report preparation.

Year 2 (Part IB)

In Part IB, you can continue studying a broad range of law, environment and economics or choose to specialise more closely in one of the three disciplines.

You take five papers, including at least one paper from a choice of two on law, and select your other four papers from a choice of six. Current options include:

  • Environmental Economics and Law
  • Fundamentals of Finance and Investment
  • The Built Environment
  • Land and Urban Economics
  • The Law of Real Property: Principles, Policy, and Economic Implications
Year 3 (Part II)

Part II continues the work of the second year, with further opportunity for breadth or depth.

You’re required to take four papers chosen from a wide range of options which currently includes:

  • Law and Economics
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Planning Policy and Practice
  • Land, Food and Ecosystem Services
  • Land Policy and Development Economics
  • Advanced Techniques in Finance and Investment for Real Estate

You also write a 10,000 word dissertation on any aspect of the Department’s work of your choosing.

Dissertation topics have covered all the research interests of Departmental staff (including many with an international focus) and this is the opportunity to specialise in a topic that particularly interests you.

The choice is very broad and in the past students have written on, for example:

  • land reform in Zimbabwe and Slovakia
  • international regulations on marine pollution
  • conservation in rural Cambridgeshire
  • electronic transfers of land
  • legal regulation of property disputes between couples
  • housing policies and brown-field sites
  • a legal examination of the Palestinian right of self-determination
  • analysis of crofters’ rights in Scotland
  • valuation of anchor tenants in retail developments

For further information about studying Land Economy at the University of Cambridge see the Department of Land Economy website.