Land Economy

A leading international centre, Land Economy at Cambridge provides an intensive, research orientated environment in which to study

Course details

Number of students per year
Typical offer
A*AA at A-Level; 40-42 points with 776 in Higher Level for the IB
Essential subjects
No specific subjects
Useful subjects
Economics, Mathematics, Geography

At Homerton

Homerton admits more students for Land Economy than any other Cambridge college so we have the largest Land Economy cohort. We are also particularly diverse: generally around 75% of our students are international. For many years, we have had the University's strongest results: we have a strong tradition of first class honours in the subject, in a number of recent years all of our finalists were awarded firsts, and we regularly have the top student in the year. Guided by one of the University's most experienced Directors of Studies who has strong academic and professional networks, our students excel academically, contribute fully to the College and the University, and enjoy excellent career prospects.

At Cambridge

The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 50% of the Department's research work was described as "world leading" and a further 38% as "internationally excellent".

The undergraduate degree in Land Economy offers you the opportunity to build valuable skill sets, study some of the key issues of our time, and cultivate excellent career opportunities. If you are looking for a degree that will give you an intellectual challenge and a wide breadth of career opportunities, this is it.

Law, economics and their relationship to the built and natural environment are at the heart of this course. In addition to these core areas, the issues studied on the degree have real-world applications and international scope.

What We Look For

We are looking for students who have the academic ability and potential to succeed on the course, as well as the necessary interest in and motivation for the subject.

In order to explore Land Economy in more detail we would recommend the introductory reading for prospective applicants and offer holders available here.

How To Apply

Any combination of rigorous A levels (or equivalent) is acceptable. Maths is helpful but not essential. Additional classes are offered for students without Maths A level (or equivalent) and those students are expected to get up to speed quickly.

A high standard of English is required. In recent years, students who are required to provide evidence of English language ability have typically had IETLS scores of 8 or higher at the date of interview.

There is no admission assessment for Land Economy and no requirement to submit written work.

Applicants selected for interview will generally have two interviews, one of which will be a detailed subject-specific interview for which preparatory reading will be provided a short time in advance of interview.


There is no single career track for students studying Land Economy. This course is perfect for those who value the opportunity to sample an array of subjects, to specialise, or to combine interests in new and fascinating ways. Job prospects for our students are excellent. In recent years, Homerton students have received offers from leading law firms, investment banks, fund managers, management consultancies.

Many Homerton Land Economy students also proceed to graduate school. Prospects are excellent. In recent years, students have received scholarships for graduate programs at Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Columbia and Beijing.


Director Of Studies