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The study of economics, law in relation to the environment is the main course in land economy. The course offers the opportunity for a truly multidisciplinary study of some of the key issues of our time. One needs an enquiring mind, critical and analytical skills and the flexibility of mind to take advantage of the diverse nature of the course. Land Economy, as a subject, considers the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy. It applies particularly the disciplines of economics, law and planning for the analysis of the governance of land use, urban areas and interactions with other environmental resources. Applicants for Land Economy have a wide variety of goals. The Department has a mix of skills and interests that make it an attractive and challenging environment in which to apply.
Aim & Objectives
BSc. LAND ECONOMY
To create a diversity of skills acquired during the course and the wide range of disciplines to make the graduates of land economy very marketable.
To consider the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy which applies particularly the disciplines of economics, law and planning for the analysis of the governance of land use, urban areas and interactions with other environmental resources.
To addresses contemporary problems as well as more fundamental analysis. This includes both the role of governments in establishing regulatory frameworks within which land and related markets operate and the role of private organisations in owning, managing and developing physical and financial assets within those markets.
BSc. REAL ESTATE
The aim of the programme is to train world-class real estate professionals with the ability to:
Assess the feasibility and viability of real estate projects and analytically measure associated risk factors;
Develop innovative instruments for ownership of real estate products;
Identify and resolve real estate ownership and use conflicts;
Manage real estate products in environmentally-friendly ways;
Effectively liaise with other professional members of the development team in the design and construction of real estate products.