St Catharine's College seeks to admit at least two students a year who wish to take the Part I Tripos in Land Economy. This subject offers students the opportunity to study both economics and law but with options in aspects of the environment, business finance and resource management. The course has a distinctive multidisciplinary nature and equips students in a very wide range of career opportunities. A significant number of graduates enter business careers in the City which exploit their training in economics and law. Others work in professions with a land management emphasis, including careers in Surveying, where a Land Economy degree gives exemptions from the professional examinations.
The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. It was ranked first amongst universities submitting to the Town and Country Planning Panel in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
There are around 60 students a year taking the Undergraduate Tripos. They are given a good grounding in microeconomics, macroeconomics, urban and regional economics, finance and investment analysis and environmental economics, public law, private law, real property law, land and tenant law, environment law and land-use planning law.
Faculty website: http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk/
Applicants with a wide range of A Levels are welcome. An A Level in mathematics is not required. The Part I syllabus is designed to suit students from any educational background. We do not require students to take the STEP examination. Candidates are usually called for interview, which will embrace areas of discussion relevant to their own interests and to the study of resource management.
Applicants with a wide range of A Levels are welcome. We do not require candidates to take the STEP examination. The Part I syllabus is designed to suit students from any educational background. Candidates are usually called for interview, which will embrace areas of discussion relevant to their own interests and to the study of resource management.
Professor Peter Tyler
Professor Peter Tyler is the College Fellow responsible for direction of student studies. He has an extensive track record in undertaking research in urban and regional economics with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of policy. Peter is a Master of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and an Academician of the Learned Society for Social Sciences. During the three years he obtains the best supervision in the University across the wide variety of courses for which undergraduates can opt. Lectures are given in the Department, next door to the College island site. The combined College Land Economy and Economics society has a programme of speakers and an annual gathering where undergraduates are able to meet with graduates in the subject.
Catz is a great college to choose if you are wishing to study Land Economy. Not only is the department located just around the corner meaning that a 9am necessitates an 8.55 get up but there are usually 3-5 students accepted each year. Your fellow land economists are likely to be great friends and are also very useful when you need help with work!
The subject is so varied meaning that you will never get bored of one discipline – if you’ve had enough Economics for one day, you can read some Law cases, solve some Maths problems or examine some geographical issues. What’s even better is that employers love this multi-disciplinary aspect of the course!
Land Economy is what you make it. The more that you invest in it, the more that you will get out. This applies both academically and socially since Land Economy is renowned as one of the most social subjects around. With a year of only 50 students, it is really easy to get to know everyone in your course and there are plenty of social events planned throughout the year.
Catz is one of the friendliest colleges across the university and you will feel instantly at home. I can’t recommend enough the combination of Land Economy at Catz, you will love it!
Louise Houston, third-year Land Economist