UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Become a global leader in prosperity

Discover Global Prosperity MSc at University College London, the world's #9 university (QS World University Ranking 2024).

Humanity is at a critical moment. Around the world livelihood security and human wellbeing are under threat from a series of intersecting challenges, from climate change to global pandemics, populist politics, toxic environments and declining social solidarity. UCL’s Global Prosperity MSc is designed to foster a new generation of leaders ready to tackle these global challenges and rethink what global prosperity means and entails in different parts of the world. Our MSc programme is dedicated to rethinking and redesigning prosperity for the twenty first century, for everyone. This master’s degree will train you to think critically about current social, economic and political models, and find innovative and inclusive solutions to drive transformations around the world.

Learn more about: Open Days | Why study Global Prosperity MSc | Careers and alumni experiences 

Open Days

Find students sitting in a row

Speak to our course teams, students and alumni about studying at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity by joining our in-person and virtual open days.

Register for our open days

Stay in touch

Two students working together on a laptop
Do you want to become a future  leader in global prosperity? Register your interest in studying with us today to receive our latest updates and invitations to upcoming open days and taster sessions.

Register your interest

Why study Global Prosperity MSc at UCL?

As a student on the Global Prosperity MSc you will:

  • Learn from our world leading academics and researchers, whose teaching and research is pioneering real change around the world through strong relationships with governments, businesses, and communities. 
  • Engage with the tangible changes we have made globally – From our research Prosperity Co-Labs (PROCOLs) in the UK, Lebanon and Africa (where we put our inclusive and innovative ways of improving the lives and livelihoods of others into practice) to our work with the UK’s House of Commons enquiry on aligning the economic goals with environmental sustainability. And our other fieldwork covering Mexico, Bolivia, Palestine, China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Iran and more.
  • Tailor your studies to meet your own interests, by choosing from an array of optional modules in some of the most pressing and complex problems the world is facing today, such as finance, economics, China studies, urban development, social theory, environmental science, sustainability, sociology, and more. 
  • Study in London, a dynamic city ranked Best Student City 2024 by the QS World University Rankings, where we are actively tackling social and economic challenges with local communities and policy makers. 
  • Be a part of our vibrant Institute for Global Prosperity community. We offer opportunities to participate in the latest discussions and network with researchers, policy makers, professionals at our frequent public events and well as networking opportunities.  

Discover more and apply

Careers and alumni experiences

Our graduates are now in successful careers across government, business and the third sector.

Alumni are actively encouraged to engage in the life and community of the institute beyond their degree programme, providing networking opportunities for our current students.

Adam head shot smiling


Adam's experience

Following a business management degree, Adam came to study Global Prosperity MSc. Since graduating, Adam has created a sustainable start-up aiming to disrupt the environmentally devastating and inefficient markets of traditional livestock and agriculture.

What stands out by far was the incredible student and teacher community fostered by the Institute. Every single lesson had riveting conversation and debates, all done in good faith to one another and that extended way beyond lesson itself."

Read more about Adam's experience ►

Maria Jose Ascenzo Sanchez head shot


Maria's experience

Maria had a background in communications and advertising before joining Global Prosperity MSc. Follwing her degree, she got a job leading circular economy and sustainability projects at Siegwerk.

“For me the MSc represented a unique networking opportunity.  As mentioned above when I moved to London, I didn't know nothing about the market, let alone have any contacts. I was very clear that I wanted to stay after finishing the programmeFor me the MSc represented a unique networking opportunity. When I moved to London, I didn't know nothing about the market, let alone have any contacts. I was very clear that I wanted to stay after finishing the programme"

Read more about Maria's experience ►

Next steps

Register for our open days

Register your interest

Apply now