Taught course

Voluntary Sector Management

City, University of London · Cass Business School

Entry requirements

Students for all five courses in the Charities Masters Programme will be highly motivated individuals who bring with them a wide range of professional competence, skills and experience from a wide range of charitable and not-for-profit organisations. Gender is evenly balanced across all the courses and there are no age barriers. Students will normally have a good first degree, a related professional qualification or at least three years, wholly relevant experience. If you have more than three years relevant experience, two professional references are acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed as a complete development programme for managers in charities and not-for-profit organisations. The programme was carefully and expertly developed in partnership with nine leading charities.
The Voluntary Sector Management course is intended for highly motivated graduate-level staff with three or more years of management experience. It delivers immediate management benefits to the charity organisation while providing valuable personal career development for the individual.
Significantly subsidised and therefore excellent value for money, the programme delivers: A broad understanding of the full portfolio of major charity functions, as well as deeper direct experience in two specialist areas relevant to your organisation, Up-to-date skills and techniques to apply directly to your day-to-day work with minimal time spent away from the office, The opportunity to network, study and share ideas, with peers from different but related backgrounds, bringing deep and immediately relevant insights to charity management, Recognition with a City University Business School Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree in Voluntary Sector Management

Information for international students

Proven competence in spoken and written English (O-level/GCSE English or the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, IELTS or TOEFL) is also required. A minimum score of 7 in IELTS, 600 in TOEFL (250 computer-based) is required.

Fees and funding

The course fees for all five courses are payable at the start of the academic year. The fee for the Postgraduate Diploma is £5,850. A deposit of £400 is payable on acceptance of a place. For self-paying students, the balance is payable in two instalments, the first during the registration process in September and the second at the end of January. For those converting the Diploma to MSc a further £3,150 is payable in one instalment at the beginning of the second year.
Students who are sponsored by their employer will need to complete a sponsorship form as part of the application process. An invoice for the full fees will be sent to the employer in October. If the employer is a charity, they can request payment in two instalments by contacting the person named on the invoice. This arrangement allows the charity to spread the fees across two financial years.
Salary Sacrifice Scheme: Please note that self-funded students are able to gain substantial savings on the cost of course fees if they participate in a 'Salary Sacrifice Scheme' with their employer. Students who set up a salary sacrifice scheme with their employer will also need to submit a sponsorship form as part of their application process.
Cass Business School cannot legally provide individual advice on how to benefit from this government scheme

Qualification and course duration


part time
14 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7040 5114
+44 (0) 20 7040 8579