MA in Charity Management

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Program Description

MA in Charity Management

St Mary's University, Twickenham

MA in Charity Management

  • MA in Charity Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Charity Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Charity Management

This postgraduate course has been specially designed for people working in the charity sector who would like to either formalize their education, learn and develop the latest management skills and/or enhance their career opportunities.

The demands made by the Charities Act 2007, Charities Regulation Bill 2005, the Trustee Act 2000, and other relevant legislation, has led to a need for charity employers and anyone else seeking to be employed in the sector, to be equipped with a range of skills.

These include a knowledge and understanding of Charity Management, Charity Governance , Marketing and Fundraising, Strategic Management, HRM and Research. The Programme starts every September, although in January an intake is possible for students with a financial background.

This programme, which has different exit points, addresses this need. A strong and distinctive feature of the programme is the ethical and moral reflections which are embedded in each of the modules.

Programme Aims

The programme will provide an in-depth grounding in charity governance and finance, and will provide options in the second year which can be tailored towards
individual needs. Participation in the programme will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of social, political, economic, and technological issues affecting charitable organisations.
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of key issues in charity management.
  • Complete a dissertation based on a project relating to a particular interest in the area of charity management.
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues relating to charity management.


The MA Programme is available as either a full-time and a part-time option. Students on the full-time programme will be required to attend two afternoons a week over the two semesters in each academic year. Part-time students will be required to attend one afternoon per week over two semesters per academic year.

Entry Requirements

There are two qualifying routes for entry onto the Programme: students are expected to have at least a Second Class Honours Degree from a UK University or equivalent; in the second category, applicants without formal education but with several years' working experience within the charity sector are also welcome. All students must be working (voluntarily or paid) for a Charity in a managerial position. Overseas students, subject to application criteria are welcome, but will also be required to be working for a Charity.

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Last updated August 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price Free