UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Become leader in prosperity, ecological economics or entrepreneurship

Study a global prosperity master's at University College London, the world's #9 university (QS World University Ranking 2024).

Have you ever asked yourself what it would look like to live in a truly prosperous world? 

What would the economy look like? Would we have ended poverty, achieved global sustainability, or live in equitable societies?

At the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, we have re-written the book on what counts as ‘prosperity’ - for whom, how we achieve it, and who engages in conversations about economy, society and governance. We teach across academic disciplines - drawing from economics, social sciences, sustainability, business and innovation - to give our alumni a holistic tool-kit ready to address global challenges in careers across government, business and the third sector. 

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Our degrees

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Global Prosperity MSc is a pioneering transdisciplinary programme designed to foster a new generation of social leaders ready to tackle global challenges. This degree trains you to think critically about current social, economic and political models, and find innovative and inclusive solutions to drive transformations.

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Prosperity, People and Planet MSc takes a transdisciplinary and whole systems perspective to understanding wellbeing in the context of uncertainty, climate change and ecological devastation. It’s a course for anyone interested in how we can regenerate the planet and make it a better place for everyone to live in.

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Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc explores transformative entrepreneurship to develop and implement innovations that can help address the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, economic inequality and social injustice.

Open Days

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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.

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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.

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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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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."

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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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