The Land Economy Tripos gives full exemption from the professional examinations of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers, as well as partial exemption from the Law Society's Common Professional Examination. Undergraduates study four compulsory subjects in the first year (Introduction to Economics, Private Law, Data Evaluation, and Land, Environment and Structural Change), and in years two and three must choose five subjects from a wide range of options including Land Law, Economic Theory, Environmental Policy, Public Law, Environmental Law and Economics, Valuation, Land Use Planning and Development Economics. During their 3rd year students are also expected to develop a Dissertation. In common with most Cambridge degree courses, undergraduates sit a University examination at the end of each year.
Graduates in Land Economy go into many occupations, although there tends to be preference for careers in economics/finance, management and the law. However, the course provides an excellent academic and practical base for many professions, including accountancy, urban and environmental planning and marketing. In the end, you will have a wide range of options and historically Land Economy graduates have had no difficulty in achieving their desired career.
Further informaiton on the admissions procedure at Robinson College
Robinson expects to admit up to six students for Land Economy each year and there is no preference in favour of either pre- or post-GCE A level applicants. Although the majority of conditional offers are one A* and two A grades at GCE A level / 776 at IB Higher Level and 40 points overall, each offer will reflect the applicant's particular circumstances.
Updated June 2012