The launch of a new MSc in Infrastructure Investment and Finance (IIF)

January 21, 2014

University College London (UCL) launched the world’s first MSc in Infrastructure Investment and Finance (IIF) in September this year. UCL is rated as the world’s 4th best university after MIT (1), Harvard (2), Cambridge (3) in the QS Global University Rankings. The MSc IIF programme is offered by the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, an international centre of excellence in the teaching and research of project management and economics and one of the most reputable schools in the area of the Built Environment. The School is able to attract some of the best students from anywhere in the world who want to benefit both from the university’s overall reputation and from the specialised programme that is now being offered. The course is delivered through mix of lectures and tutorials and is supported by UCL’s academic teaching staff as well as leading professionals from the project finance industry who are donating their time to provide guest lectures.

UCL has set up a new scholarship scheme for this degree for people from emerging markets and is now asking firms (and individuals) in the industry to contribute to the scholarship fund. Candidates for this scholarship are applicants who have already obtained a place on the programme and who therefore have the required intellectual ability but due to lack of financing cannot take up their place. Individuals who are awarded a scholarship are expected to develop their own network in the industry and amongst sponsors and to use this network to the benefit of UK and overseas firms which contribute to the scholarship scheme. Further information on the scheme can be obtained from the Programme Director Dr Aris Pantelias a.pantelias@ucl.ac.uk, as well as from Professor Brian Scott-Quinn at bsq@icmacentre.ac.uk who is Academic Co-Sponsor of this initiative. 

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