UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Studying at UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

Our degrees give you new perspectives on global prosperity, allowing you to harness your entrepreneurial spirit and seek leadership positions to tackle today's major challenges

The mission of the Institute for Global Prosperity is to rethink what prosperity means for people around the globe. The world urgently needs global change leaders who can think beyond crises and current models and design new routes to prosperity. Through our programmes you will learn to challenge assumptions, re-write questions and create new definitions. You will examine our institutions and consider new, radical approaches towards economic, social and cultural prosperity.
Whether your ambition is for a career in policy-making, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, education, government, the third sector, and business, or in teaching and/or research, our masters programmes equip you with the knowledge and expertise to succeed in your chosen field.  

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Global Prosperity MSc

The Global Prosperity MSc prepares you to become one of a new generation of global leaders. The programme challenges current economic and social models that have generated both astonishing levels of wealth as well as deep social and ecological dilemmas. Through your study you will examine possible solutions to contemporary global challenges and explore how much-needed economic, social and political transformations can be enacted to deliver sustainable prosperity.

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Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc

The Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc will prepare you to become one of a new generation of global leaders and entrepreneurs. At the core of the programme is the concept of transformative entrepreneurship, which involves the development and implementation of innovations to address the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, economic inequality and social injustice.

About UCL Institute for Global Prosperity 

Our vision is to help build a prosperous, sustainable, global future, underpinned by the principles of fairness and justice, and allied to a realistic, long-term vision of humanity's place in the world. The IGP undertakes pioneering research that seeks to dramatically improve the quality of life for this and future generations. Its strength lies in the way it allies intellectual creativity to effective collaboration and policy development. Of particular importance to the IGP’s approach is the way in which it integrates non-academic expertise into its knowledge generation by engaging with decision-makers, business, civil society, and local communities.

IGP is part of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, the QS World University Rankings (2020) places The Bartlett, as the #1 for Built Environment studies in the UK and #2 in the World.

Our Research 

Working in multiple locations around the world, our Prosperity Indexes, Boards and Laboratories turn citizen led measures and research into policy applications. We have major research projects in the UK, Lebanon and Kenya. We engage students with projects including the RELIEF Centre's work on delivering inclusive and prosperous futures for communities impacted by mass displacement, Prosperity Co-Lab Kenya’s focus on natural and social prosperity in Africa and research into past, present and future determinants of prosperity in East London. We also conduct pioneering work on welfare and Universal Basic Services and debt and Financing Prosperity.  

Funding Opportunities 

There are several different funding and scholarship options available to students who have an offer to study from the IGP. 

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS): The aim of this scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries. IGP’s Global Prosperity MSc and Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc are eligible for this year’s CSSS, the deadline is 9 April 2021 and full details are on our Funding your study webpage.
  • IGP BAME Scholarship: The IGP is offering two partial scholarships to enable UK students from backgrounds under-represented at UCL to pursue their Masters studies at the Institute. The award provides £2,500 towards tuition fees for the duration of the programme. Full details are on our Funding your study webpage.

  • The Bartlett Promise Master's Scholarship: This scholarship aims to enable students from backgrounds underrepresented in The Bartlett to pursue master's studies at The Bartlett. The scholarship covers full tuition fees plus an allowance to cover living and study expenses (£15,364), for the normal duration of the programme at UCL. All Promise scholars will also receive on-going academic and career support during their study. Deadline is 31 May 2021. Full details are on The Bartlett website 

Student Testimonials 

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)

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

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 Student (2018-19)

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