Land Economy combines the study of law and economics alongside a consideration of the relationship between built and natural environments.
Below you will find information about the specific degree course offered by Cambridge University to study Land Economy, how to prepare, and how Oxbridge Interviews can help you with your application.BOOK COURSE
Cambridge offers a unique degree course in Land Economy.
The application process is competitive with only 1 in 6 applicants successful. To be offered a place, you generally need to get A*AA at A Level (or equivalent) and A-level Economics and Maths are recommended.
Oxford University do not offer an undergraduate degree in Land Economy.
To prepare for your Land Economy application, you must demonstrate your motivation for the subject and specific interests. You can do this by reading beyond your school curriculum. Our interviewers recommend:
- ‘The Triumph of the City’ by Edward Glaeser
- ‘The Undercover Economist’ by Tim Harford
Practice interviews for Land Economy applications are critical. You wouldn’t sit an exam without doing a mock, so don’t place yourself in an interview without having experienced a practice interview first.
Saoirse (Land Economy, Cambridge)
Saoirse completed her undergraduate degree in Land Economy at Queens' College, Cambridge. Since graduating, she completed a Master's in Urbanisation and Development and now works in the civil service as a statistician.
Saoirse, why did you choose Land Economy?
"It was mainly the breadth of the course that attracted me - I'd enjoyed my A-levels, but not enough to continue them for three years, and I didn't want to study just one subject for that length of time. Also, I wanted to learn something new, and given that I'd never studied law or economics before, land economy fitted pretty well."
What’s your advice to students applying to Land Economy?
"Practice answering interview questions, even if in front of a mirror. While existing knowledge is important, being able to put your ideas across well matters more."
Applicants to Land Economy at Cambridge are required to take Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA).Learn more about the TSA