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Modules available on the MSc Global Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity 1: Global Legacies (Term 1) will critically explore the evolution of today’s unsustainable economic cultures. You’ll develop an understanding of the ideological and systemic roots of current-day economic, social and environmental dilemmas.

Module Convenor: Dr Tuukka Toivonen (TT) (t.toivonen@ucl.ac.uk) with Dr Matthew Davies (MD)

Pathways to Prosperity 2: Global Futures (Term 2) uses a selection of case studies from the Global South and North as a ‘vocabulary of solutions’ to the challenges posed in Pathways to Prosperity 1. It emphasises innovative pathways to prosperity and maps what the world might be like in 2030.

Module Convenor: Dr Matthew Davies (MD) (matt.davies@ucl.ac.uk ) with Dr Konrad Miciukiewicz (KM)

Methods 1: Measuring Global Prosperity (Term 1) introduces a range of core research skills, including anthropological approaches, survey approaches and existing measures of economic evaluation.

Module Convenor: Dr Matthew Davies (MD) (matt.davies@ucl.ac.uk ) with Dr Tuukka Toivonen (TT), Ms Saffron Woodcraft (SW) 

Methods 2: Problem-solving for Global Prosperity (Term 2) focuses on methods of collective problem-solving and innovation, including open innovation, citizen science and Theory U.

Module Convenor: Dr Tuukka Toivonen (t.toivonen@ucl.ac.uk)

Recommended option (Term 2, Mondays, 2-4pm): Global Prosperity & Transformative Entrepreneurship introduces students to entrepreneurship, including social, environmental and alternative tech. Students will design blueprints for transformative entrepreneurial initiatives and compare different funding strategies.

 

Option modules: students choose two thematically compatible modules from across UCL. Options are subject to the approval of the Programme Director, the prerequisites of the department offering the module and availability.