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Global Prosperity (Institute for)

We are redesigning prosperity for the 21st century. 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.

Studying at The Institute for Global Prosperity

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The mission of the Institute for Global Prosperity is to rethink what prosperity means for people around the globe. 

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. 

We educate the problem solvers of the future. Our degrees equip ambitious, entrepreneurial students with new approaches to prosperity, and we help them become transition leaders in their domains of interest. 

Academic profiles

Dr Matthew Davies, Programme Lead 
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Dr Christopher Harker, Programme Director of the PhD in Global Prosperity 
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Student profiles

Shuaib Jalal-Eddeen, Global Prosperity MSc student, 2019-20.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme student.

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 Jala-Eddeen

Silvia Velasco Arellano, Global Prosperity MSc student, 2019-20. 

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

Mara Torres Pinedo, PhD Candidate, 2017-21 

I was looking for a programme that could liaise to real-world problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. The IGP provided the flexibility to pursue a wide range of topics that converge in the idea of making a more prosperous future for communities around the world. The diversity of research interests and backgrounds from the IGP community creates a really thrilling environment and enriches professional debate and practice while maintaining a very close and caring community. 

Mara Torres Pinedo