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Land economy is the study of law, economics, and the environment. This combination has become more common; however, the University of Cambridge and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are currently the only universities in the world offering a specific land economy degree at undergraduate level.
Land Economy at the University of Cambridge
Land Economy is offered as a three-year undergraduate degree course as part of the Cambridge Tripos. It is considered one of the most competitive and intellectually challenging courses at the University of Cambridge. The course has a distinctive multidisciplinary nature and is very relevant to our world in the twenty-first century where the environment, law and economics and the control of scarce resources affect our daily lives and those of people around the world  Students studying for Land Economy must apply to a college of the University of Cambridge in order to be considered for admission (as with any other degree program at Cambridge). No specific A-Level subjects are required, although applicants who have studied Geography, Maths and/or Economics may have an advantage. The standard offer is A*AA, although some colleges make offers of A*A*AA. IB offers are usually around 42 points.
In the first year, students study courses in public and administrative law, macroeconomics, microeconomics, welfare economics, accounting, statistics and a topic on land, environment and structural change. In the second and third year, students have the opportunity to select papers of interest, from disciplines including law, economics, finance and geography.
The degree offers exemption from the professional examinations of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and, depending on which papers students choose, also offers partial exemption from the Common Professional Examination law conversion course.
The Department of Land Economy has one of the strongest records for graduate employment across the University (Employment rate near 100%), undoubtedly a reflection of its strong practical base and emphasis on the development of critical employment skills.
Many Land Economy graduates enter the workforce as commercial lawyers, property professionals, economists, or as advisers for national and international organisations.
Current universities offering the degree
- Land Economy Faculty at the University of Cambridge
- CULS - Alumni society for the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge
- Careers in Land Economy
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Town and Country Planning Association
Former Land Economy Department Aberdeen University (Now separate Departments)