Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology MSc

London, Bloomsbury

This programme focuses on three key pillars: venture capital; private markets; and FinTech start-ups. These three financial pillars are studied in combination; with comparisons and links drawn between them throughout the programme. The combination and contributions of these will allow you to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this financial field.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£35,100
£17,550
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£35,100
£17,550
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) such as economics, finance, mathematics, physics, statistics or engineering. Relevant work experience in the finance industry is highly recommended but not essential. This includes (but is not limited to) experience as an analyst, risk or portfolio manager, trader or business entrepreneur.

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

You will cover the most innovative aspects of start-up activities and Fintech in order to analyse how timing, governance, value creation, competitive dynamics, alternative business models, and performance management can determine the scale-up, growth, and success of companies.

Who this course is for

Relevant work experience in the finance industry is highly recommended but not essential. This includes (but is not limited to) experience as an analyst, risk or portfolio manager, trader, or as a business entrepreneur.

What this course will give you

London is the global centre of venture capital, and as such, this programme will leverage the opportunity for you to receive first-hand access to industry experts. We employ industrial professors who will deliver teaching alongside academic staff and offer a bi-weekly Seminar Series, where a range of industry experts are invited to share their experience and insights to complement your programme. This programme will also make use of case studies to support the application of theory to real-life industry examples. Through this approach you will be able to identify opportunities and challenges in rapidly changing global markets.

The foundation of your career

The programme will equip you with an in-depth understanding of venture capital, private equity and start-up business modelling, with a focus on FinTech. You will gain valuable skills in both developing and evaluating financial business models, placing you in a strong position to pursue a career in the competitive markets of venture capital and private equity, or to develop your own entrepreneurial venture.

Employability

This programme will equip you with an in-depth understanding of venture capital, private equity and start-up business modelling, with a focus on FinTech. You will gain valuable skills in both developing and evaluating financial business models, placing you in a strong position to pursue a career in the competitive markets of venture capital and private equity, or to develop your own entrepreneurial venture.

Teaching and learning

This programme will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, workshop sessions, and independent or group work and will apply theoretical concepts to practical examples and case studies.

Modules

Full-time

The programme consists of 8 compulsory taught modules. These are delivered in the first two terms.

Term 1 modules focus on the fundamentals of Venture Capital and Private Equity; valuation concepts and principles; financial reporting; and regulation and taxation rules and laws.

In term 2 focus will be on the application of this knowledge in the fields of financial technology; portfolio management and asset allocation; innovative business modelling and start-ups; as well as data analytics and machine learning.

In the final term you will undertake independent research in a specific area of interest, culminating in a dissertation.

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.

The programme consists of eight compulsory taught modules (120 credits) and a project dissertation (60 credits). Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology.

Accessibility

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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) £35,100 £17,550
Tuition fees (2022/23) £35,100 £17,550

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

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

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

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 Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this 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 are not allowed to defer your offer for this programme.

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