Infrastructure Investment and Finance MSc | UCL London's Global University
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 dire need for professionals equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver regional, national and international infrastructure projects. This pioneering MSc is the only course in the UK, and one of few globally, to focus on the finance, funding and commercial issues associated with these vast sums of investment and global infrastructure needs and this is the space where graduates of this programme will come into their own.
The School of Construction & Project Management is placed within the renowned UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. 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 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 IIF MSc. It is expected that the EIB’s involvement will significantly enhance students’ understanding of infrastructure finance and investment, through the Bank’s long and multi-faceted experience in this field.
UCL is exploring accreditation of the MSc with professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
MSc IIF is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a partner university of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Department: Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management
Student / staff numbers › 42 staff › 300 taught students › 20 research students
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management
74% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
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