St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The programme will provide an in'depth grounding in charity governance and finance, and will provide options in the 2nd 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.

Course Modules

Modules include: governance and management; charity finance and investment; marketing and fundraising; strategic management; international non'governmental organisations (INGO); social entrepreneurship; charity and the law; research methods and dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £13,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • At least a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK or overseas university or equivalent or have a satisfactory level of working experience within the charity sector. Consequently, mature students with managerial experience but with limited educational qualifications will be considered. Applicants should preferably be working for a charitable organisation (paid or unpaid), but this is not a requirement and all applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.