Taught course

Venture Capital and Private Equity with Financial Technology

UCL - University College London · Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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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.

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.

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

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


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.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7679 7009