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Global Prosperity - MSc


Course Description

The world urgently needs leaders who can transcend current economic models – associated with great wealth as well as deep social and ecological dilemmas – and create viable alternatives. The Global Prosperity MSc equips students with new approaches to prosperity and its measurement, empowering them as international transition leaders.

Degree information

Students understand the antecedents of today’s unsustainable economic cultures, from the history of economic growth, to inequality and the multinational corporation. They will master alternative measurements of prosperity such as the Social Progress Index while examining innovative pathways to prosperity (including the transition to renewable energy systems). There is also a focus on collective problem-solving methodologies from human-centred design (HCD) to Theory U.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).

Core modules
-Pathways to Prosperity 1: Global Legacies
-Pathways to Prosperity 2: Global Futures
-Research Methods 1: Measuring Global Prosperity
-Research Methods 1: Problem-solving for Global Prosperity

Optional modules - students choose two thematically compatible optional modules. A recommended one is:
-Transformative Entrepreneurship
-Other modules can be chosen more widely across UCL in, for example, engineering, global health, sustainable resources, energy, anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy.

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project leading to a dissertation (10,000 words). They will also be required to prepare a shorter article for publication.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through targeted and innovative learning methods, including lectures, case studies, policy papers, blogging, and a dissertation project, which may involve fieldwork and collaboration with partner organisations. IGP strives to integrate students into its core research community. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, a written examination and a dissertation. The programme is delivered through targeted and innovative learning methods, including lectures, case studies, policy papers, blogging, and a dissertation project, which may involve fieldwork and collaboration with partner organisations. IGP strives to integrate students into its core research community. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, a written examination and a dissertation.

Careers

This programme will prepare students from a range of academic backgrounds for careers in policy-making, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, education, government, the third sector, and business, as well as doctoral-level research.

Employability
After graduation, students are expected to go on to define new routes to prosperity through working in policy-making, management and shared value, entrepreneurship, activism, education and research. IGP's extensive network of external partners will benefit students in building their careers and especially in their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Why study this degree at UCL?

As a multidisciplinary university with all the resources at its disposal, UCL is the ideal environment in which to study sustainable global prosperity.

The mission of the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) is to rethink human and societal prosperity, and the economic models and measurement approaches used. Prosperous communities are socially inclusive, equitable, and sustainable.

Students will be encouraged to engage with a range of IGP partners, organisations, and affiliated fellows, when undertaking the dissertation, offering the option of an academic, policy- or industry-oriented project.

Visit the Global Prosperity - MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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The Bartlett Masters Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, offers 20 scholarships for MSc, MRes, MA and MArch students, each worth £5,000, to be used as partial fee remittance for study. The deadline for receipt of all scholarship applications is 16.00 (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2016. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by email in early August 2016.All postgraduate students, including continuing students, can be considered for this scholarship, regardless of study mode or fee status.The Bartlett, through this award, hopes to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification at UCL. The application form has an Equal Opportunities Monitoring section which asks for details on your ethnicity. We will give priority to students from the following groups:Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) applicants
International students
Those who commenced their undergraduate studies (in a UK university) prior to 2012
Successful applicants will need to meet two core criteria:
Please note, scholarship applicants do not necessarily require an offer of admission by the deadline date, but will need to have submitted a complete application for study.To apply, please complete the Masters Scholarship Scheme application form and send it to [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Applicants must hold an offer of study to commence study in September 2016 (or be continuing, if following a modular/flexible course of study)
Applicants must be able to pay the remainder of their fees and all living expenses
Eligibility will be means-tested and will take into account total funds available to the applicant.

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete the Masters Scholarship Scheme application form http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/programmes/applying/funding-and-scholarships/documents/bms-application-form-16-17 and send it to [email protected] notes: http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/programmes/applying/funding-and-scholarships/documents/bms-guidance-notes

Further Information

http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/programmes/applying/funding-and-scholarships/bartlett-masters-scholarships



Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Prospective students must demonstrate commitment to engage with complex global challenges across a range of disciplines. Applicants with significant work experience in government, business, civil society or social entrepreneurship and/or postgraduate training are strongly encouraged to apply.

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