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Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology MSc

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.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

We aim to schedule compulsory teaching components over two days. Part time students will usually attend one of these days each week.

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 9 November 2020
Close: 31 May 2021
Notification
Applications may close earlier if all places on the programme are filled.

Tuition fees (2021/22)

UK:
£34,100 (FT)
£17,050 (PT)
Overseas:
£34,100 (FT)
£17,050 (PT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

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.

International students

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.

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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.

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.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology.

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.

Compulsory modules

  • Fundamentals of Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Valuation
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Regulation
  • Foundations of FinTech
  • Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation
  • Start-up and Innovative Business Modelling
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Optional modules

There are no optional modules.

Dissertation

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words (60 credits).

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.

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.

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

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.

Funding

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

Careers

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.

Why study this degree at UCL?

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.

Department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

This programme does not require references to be submitted in support of your application.

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: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 May 2021

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

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.

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