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Charity Management MA, PGDip, PGCert

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Charities: Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course develops your management potential ready for the competitive challenges ahead of the Third Sector and includes a certificate awarded by the Chartered Management Institute. Charities and voluntary services are often berated by the media for poor management decisions. This label is compounded by them being part of a third sector: below the private and public sectors. Smaller charities face increased competition for funds and publicity, and limited frontline resources. This Charity Management course offers a fresh and positive outlook for the sector, recognising the vital role that charities and volunteers play in society. You will learn contemporary management and business techniques - underpinned by ethics and responsible management practices - to help charities thrive in a competitive environment. The programme will help develop your management potential and will equip you for any future challenges the sector faces. On completing your Master's degree, you will also gain an accredited award from the Chartered Management Institute. Students on the programme, both past and present, have successfully experienced promotion within the not-for-profit sector. Several alumni have become CEOs of their charities. The programme has been rated No.1 in the UK for employability amongst equivalent specialist charity courses by Destinations Interactive. To ensure that students benefit from the Master's programme, it is advisable that they work (paid or unpaid) for a charitable organisation whilst on the course. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

In this module we look at the role of social marketing, PR, brand and branding in the context of charities and how charities use various fundraising techniques to keep them afloat. Public interest in charities can ebb and flow routinely depending on how topical the cause is, or how effectively it has been promoted. Some charities organise mass participation events like fun runs and bike rides, or work closely with celebrities to achieve good media coverage and generate funds. Marketing and fundraising are crucial to keeping the charity top of mind with the public and generate much-needed funds. In this module we look at the role of social marketing, PR, brand and branding in the context of charities and how charities use various fundraising techniques to keep them afloat.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent. Applicants must have current experience (either paid or voluntary) in the charity management sector. They must also provide an appropriate written reference from a relevant charitable organisation that clearly demonstrates that they are currently working within the Third Sector in either in a paid or unpaid position. Mature students with managerial experience within a charitable organisation but with limited educational qualifications will also be considered.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more