UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Become leader in innovation and entrepreneurship

Study Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc at University College London, the world's #9 university (QS World University Ranking 2024).

How can we break away from those models of innovation and entrepreneurship that have led directly to some of the world’s problems today? 

Our Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc is unlike any other programme in the field of entrepreneurship. Teaching in entrepreneurship has traditionally focused mainly on venture creation, growth, identifying opportunities and exploiting them. At the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity we embrace a critical and progressive view of transformative entrepreneurship, drawing on theories such as community-based enterprise and effectuation, as well as feminist perspectives and social impact. We apply prosperity thinking to innovation and entrepreneurship so that we can design businesses and innovations that address the grand challenges that the world faces today, at structural and systemic levels, including issues of inequality, poverty, sustainability, clean energy, climate change, disease, education and more. 

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Why study Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc at UCL?

As a student on the Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc you will:

  • Explore entrepreneurship and innovation through theory and practice - We will help you dive into transformative entrepreneurship and innovation through theory and through practice.
  • Investigate research methods and design thinking and apply these studies to the real world of entrepreneurship and innovation with an independent research-based dissertation and transformative entrepreneurship and innovation project with our partners to design solutions that create social value, sustainability and resilience, and bring about local and global change.
  • Tailor your studies to meet your own interests. We offer you a range of optional modules focusing on some of the most pressing and complex problems the world is facing today, including finance, economics, Chinese 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. 

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Scholarships available for UK students

IGP Equity Fund

At the Institute for Global Prosperity, we educate the problem solvers of the future. Our degrees equip ambitious, entrepreneurial students with new approaches to prosperity, helping them to become future transition leaders. We are now offering two partial scholarships to enable UK students from under-represented backgrounds to pursue their Masters studies at the Institute.

Dealine: 11.59pm (BST), 30 June 2024.

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UCL East London Scholarship

The UCL East London Scholarship works to support the ambitions of east Londoners by funding the fees and living costs of eligible Master's programmes at UCL. Applicants to both the Prosperity, People and Planet MSc and Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc are eligible for this scholarship.

Deadline: 5pm BST, Thursday 20 June 2024

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The Bartlett Promise UK Master's Scholarship

This scholarship aims to enable UK students from backgrounds underrepresented in the UCL Institute for Global Proserity's faculty, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, to pursue master's studies.

Scholarship application window: 1 March to 31 May 2024 | Please note: to be eligible for The Bartlett Promise Master’s Scholarship, candidates must have an offer of admission to a Bartlett master’s course. 

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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.

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Bidisha's experience

Bidisha is a military veteran now working as Director of Trade and Investments for Austrade after studying Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc.

The knowledge and expertise I gained on subjects such as innovation and entrepreneurship, the international exposure at UCL, and the practical experience of working as a business development consultant helped me immensely in making this career switch from military to international business development."

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Justin's experience

Justin van Wyk is Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc graduate. He has a startup focusing on AI and is working within Wealth Management.

I loved the people the course attracted, and from whom I learned an immense amount from. The diverse backgrounds (age, professions culture etc) allowed me to learn so much more than I thought. It allowed me to challenge my own ideas and understandings of how I believed the world function. 

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