Research course

Land Economy

University of Cambridge · Department of Land Economy

Entry requirements

First or Upper 2nd Class Honors degree or equivalent and a good masters level qualification; applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate competence in English.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Candidates are required to produce a dissertation of 80,000-words. Candidates are not registered for the PhD programme in the first instance. They are required instead to come into residence and commence their research, and to be assessed towards the end of their first year of full-time study.

The assessment will take stock of the progress made by the candidate to date, the scope and method of the research and the expected contribution to knowledge. Early in the seventh term there will be a further formal assessment of progress.

Department specialisms

Housing, Policy and Finance; Town and Country Planning; Environmental Law and Economics; Evaluation of Urban Regeneration; Rural Economics; Urban and Regional Economics and Policy; Real Estate Finance.

Information for international students

Students wishing to pursue the part-time PhD will be expected to live close enough to Cambridge to meet attendance requirements and meet regularly with their supervisor.

Fees and funding

Details of funding opportunities are given on the University of Cambridge website [Funding]

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate Secretary
+44 (0)1223 337155