UCL Institute of Finance & Technology


Why study at IFT?

The world of finance is undergoing major changes. Disruptive innovations have developed and accelerated us into a new era of technology-led financial services. University programmes must keep pace with the continuous innovations taking place in the finance sector.

The UCL Institute of Finance and Technology (IFT) aims to train students who can both keep up with and set the pace of these innovations and of future developments. Here at IFT, we developed of our current programmes in liaision with industry and government professionals working for leading institutions, including:

  • The World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • BlackRock 
  • HSBC
  • European Investment Bank 
  • London Stock Exchange Group
  • KPMG
  • Bank of England
  • HM Treasury

As such, our teaching incorporates learning activities, research and industrial experiences designed to help develop commercial competencies.

Administratively our programmes sits under the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE).


Our MSc programmes enable you to make an early and substantial contribution to your future employer. Each of our students will be prepared for the future by learning from industry professors, as well as leading UCL academics active in innovative research. Our programmes produce graduates that will serve the needs of universal banks, mutual and pension funds, investment banks, governments, central banks and advisory organisations. Whatever your experience or background, you will leave UCL equipped with the tools to become a high achiever in your chosen field.

UCL Careers is a one-stop-shop where you can find jobs, sign up for Careers alerts and register for new opportunities and events. You can also contact the UCL Careers Office here to get tailored advice in a one-to-one guidance session. Help with job application processes and guidance on how to build a portfolio of experience is also offered, enabling you to better access opportunities in your chosen field.