Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc

London, Bloomsbury

The MSc Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£16,500
£8,250
Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£26,600
£13,300
Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised higher education institution. Evidence of extensive experience may be considered in lieu of the above, subject to approval.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The degree is an opportunity to examine entrepreneurship and innovation as vehicles for advancing sustainable global prosperity. The programme explores these transformative forces in our economy and society through theory, research, design, an applied project execution and dissertation. It embraces a critical and progressive view of transformative entrepreneurship, drawing on emergent theories of entrepreneurship, such as community-based enterprise and effectuation, as well as feminist perspectives and social impact. The degree will take you through an immersive process of imagining, designing and setting up an enterprise of your own; and it will give you an opportunity to work with IGP’s research, business, community and policy partners on a real-world project.

Who this course is for

This programme will appeal to a range of students from around the world. In particular, individuals who already have a postgraduate degree and/or significant real-world experience in business, government, community, and third and fourth sector organisations are encouraged to apply. Entry to the programme is highly competitive and we are especially searching for students with diverse knowledge and abilities and a desire to work as part of a dynamic and inclusive community of entrepreneurs, organisational change makers and social innovators. We welcome students from social science and humanities, as well as natural science and engineering backgrounds with skills in both quantitative and qualitative research. Students with a strong personal vision for social, economic and digital transformation are especially encouraged to apply. Please also note that this is a unique transdisciplinary programme and is not a standard business, economics or development studies programme.

What this course will give you

The mission of the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) is to rethink social and environmental prosperity and to generate new entrepreneurial models and measures to deliver prosperity. Prosperous communities are socially inclusive, equitable and sustainable; however, radical changes are required to overcome today's grand challenges and to enact such prosperity.

The IGP is pioneering research into questions of prosperity and driving forward novel transdisciplinary engagements to deliver new, more prosperous social and economic forms. As a student in the Institute, you will have the opportunity to become part of this emerging community, to learn from and participate in our research, and to help shape debates around what a prosperous society should be. We expect you to become value-driven leaders and entrepreneurs who go on to deploy in your future careers the ideas and practices you have learnt.

You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of IGP researchers, partners and affiliated fellows with possibilities of developing academic, policy or entrepreneurship projects. As a multidisciplinary global university with wide resources at its disposal, UCL is the ideal environment in which to study transformative entrepreneurship.

The foundation of your career

Through lectures and compulsory seminars and skills sessions, the programme is designed to help you develop a range of transferable intellectual, practical and leadership skills, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Throughout, students are encouraged to think beyond current economic and social models and to see themselves as future transformative leaders within their chosen career pathway.

Employability

This programme will prepare you for different career avenues including working in entrepreneurial start-ups or corporations in the fields of innovation, intrapraneurship (entrepreneurial activity by employees within a company) or sustainability, or on entrepreneurship interventions in the non-profit, public and social policy sectors.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through targeted and innovative learning methods, including lectures, seminars, case studies, group work and student presentations. You will be assessed through a range of both formative and summative means. These will include formative group work and in class-discussions and presentations, followed by summative group/individual projects and presentations, reports and essays. Assessment culminates in the dissertation.

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Fieldwork

Short, half-day field trips are a component of some of our modules. We still expect to be able to deliver these field trips subject to COVID-19-related guidance, either in person under regulations that may involve distancing or other precautionary measures, or using a range of virtual and case-study formats, depending on the situation at the time.

Fieldwork related to your dissertation, both in the UK or elsewhere in the world, will need to be assessed in discussion with the Programme Leader and according to the circumstances at the time.

Placement

The Connected Innovation Project module allows you to work on a project in collaboration with a partner of the Institute for Global Prosperity or another external organization. These are not conceptualized as a formal internship.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £16,500 £8,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £26,600 £13,300

Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc. on this programme, please get in touch with the Programme Administrator, Dr Andres Vicente (a.vicente@ucl.ac.uk).

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Any additional funding available from the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity and the Built Environment Faculty Office are advertised on the respective websites.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Bartlett Promise Scholarship - Master's

Applications Open: 1 March 2022. Deadline: 31 May 2022
Value: Tuition fees plus £15,364 maintenance/yr (Duration of programme)
Criteria Based on financial need
Eligibility: UK

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2021/22
Value: Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances (1 year)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: Overseas

Institute for Global Prosperity BAME Scholarship

Deadline: 31st May 2022
Value: £2,500 towards tuition fees (1yr)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: UK

Next steps

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at graduate level
  • why you want to study Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021