Land Economy

Number of students per year: 1 - 2

Typical offer: A*AA at A-level or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please click here.

Essential subjects: None.

Useful subjects: You may find Mathematics or Economics to be good preparation.

Land Economy at Clare

Clare has particular strength in the broad and interdisciplinary subject of Land Economy. The Land Economy tripos studies the natural and built environment from a range of disciplinary (law, economics, finance, planning) and interdisciplinary (public policy, modelling, integrated research methods) perspectives.

During the first year, students acquire a solid understanding of the core components of the subject, with papers on law, economics, methods and an interdisciplinary introduction to the spectrum of topics covered by the tripos.

In subsequent years, students further develop their knowledge of the core papers and gain exposure to more specialised subjects, including finance, planning, development and environmental policy.

The Land Economy tripos is highly regarded by employers in both the UK and overseas. The employment and career prospects of graduates have been consistently oustanding. In addition, the tripos paves the way for further study of the most pressing challenges the world faces today, such as environmental degradation, the future of cities and inequality.

Key People


Professor Jorge Viñuales

Director of Studies & Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy

Professor Jorge E. Viñuales holds the Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and is the founder and former Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG).

He is also a Member (Associé) of the Institut de Droit International, the Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the UN-ECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health, the co-General Editor of the ICSID Reports (CUP), the General-Editor of the Cambridge Studies on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance (CUP), a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre and the Director-General of the Latin American Society of International Law.

Prior to joining Cambridge, he was the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he keeps a limited affiliation as Adjunct Professor of Public International Law. At Cambridge, he has served as head of research, director of the PhD programme, director of three MPhil programmes, and centre director.