Taught course

Infrastructure Investment and Finance

Institution
UCL - University College London · Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a relevant subject (including engineering, mathematical-based science, built environment, economics and finance), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In exceptional cases, a lesser academic qualification combined with substantial professional experience and demonstrable academic ability will allow acceptance onto the programme.

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.

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

This innovative MSc considers the perspectives of infrastructure investment and finance. It is aimed at developing global leaders and professionals for the infrastructure sector. It draws on the expertise of external organisations such as infrastructure developers, advisors, asset managers and multi-lateral development banks in delivering cutting edge knowledge and industry practice for the infrastructure sector.

Many governments including the UK, US, the EU, China and India are increasing their focus on improving infrastructure. The required capital for investment is estimated to be in the trillions of US dollars. At the same time there is a compelling need for professionals equipped with a multi-disciplinary expertise which combines technical and financial skills with the ability to undertake risk assessments, investment and economic analysis. This pioneering MSc is the only programme in the UK, and one of few globally recognised, to focus on the finance, funding and commercial issues associated with these vast sums of investment and global infrastructure needs.

The School of Construction and Project Management is placed within the renowned UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Based in central London, it is close to world-leading financial, engineering and consulting practices, many of whom are UCL partners. The School has both specialist expertise and excellent relations with a range of industry and government bodies which will provide a valuable network to students seeking careers in the exciting area of infrastructure financing and development.

The MSc IIF directly benefits from the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UCL and the European Investment Bank (EIB). This MoU sets out the scope of the EIB's support and ongoing involvement in the planning and delivery of the programme. The EIB’s involvement aims to enhance students’ understanding of infrastructure finance and investment through their exposure to the bank’s long and multi-faceted experience in this field.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, group tutorials/workshops, project briefings, and individual supervision for the research-based dissertation element.

Guest lectures draw on a wide range of expertise from industry practitioners such as lawyers, bankers, investors, consultants, asset managers and project developers.

Assessment is through unseen written examinations, 3,000-word written term papers and the 10,000-word dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3108 9018