Student and Alumni Profiles
"My experience of the MSc Global Prosperity programme was nothing less than outstanding. Apart from the multiplicity of seminars and workshops I was exposed to, the programme was rigorous, flexible and allowed for a multidisciplinary approach which meant I was able to pursue different academic interests. On one hand, I was conducting research on fintech and financialization, and on the other, I was learning about how social innovation labs could be adapted as impact tools for people and society. The Global Prosperity MSc has taught me things that will remain with me for the rest of my life."
Shuaib Jalal-Eddeen, Global Prosperity MSc student (2019-20) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme student
"The Global Prosperity MSc allowed me to understand global challenges in a critical way, to rethink problems based on new alternatives and inclusive research methods and to experience, from IGP projects, how solutions can be addressed under real-world conditions. The debate and conversation were beyond the classroom, with teaching staff always keen to listen and encourage students’ ideas on transformation."
Silvia Velasco Arellano, Global Prosperity MSc student (2019-20)
"As a graduate of the first MSc Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) programme, I look back on the year with immense pride. The course was a great opportunity to gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a growing sector. Alongside several internal projects, I had time to complement my studies with three internships. The year was capped with a final project with a major London-based charity, in which PIE provided the tools and leverage to make it a success. Overall, an invaluable experience that has set me up for the next stage."
Roman Malin-Hiscock, Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship student (2020-21)
"I was looking for a programme that could liaise to real-world problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. The IGP provided the flexibility to pursue a wide range of topics that converge in the idea of making a more prosperous future for communities around the world. The diversity of research interests and backgrounds from the IGP community creates a really thrilling environment and enriches professional debate and practice while maintaining a very close and caring community."
Mara Torres Pinedo, PhD Candidate (2017-21)
"I wanted to study a variety of metrics for economic growth outside of traditional financial indicators and this programme's approach to the study of wellbeing was the perfect complement to my background in history and political science. Working closely with the IGP and its staff has been one of the highlights of my experience at UCL."
William Henagan, Global Prosperity MSc (2018-19)