Taught course

Charity Management

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have at least a second class honours degree from a UK/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.

Months of entry


Course content

The Charity Sector periodically receives bad press coverage on the lack of professionalism within the industry. This programme is specifically designed to redress this issue and provide a pathway for career development within the non-profit sector and to cover the range of specialist knowledge not found within traditional MBA or postgraduate management programmes.

The Programme at St Mary's University covers a wide range of topics and final year specialisations not found in any other UK University. Students on the programme get to network and share ideas with managers and senior managers from a variety of both national and international charities.

The MA in Charity Management will provide an in-depth grounding in charity governance and finance, and will provide options that can be tailored towards professional individual needs.

Participation in the course will enable students to demonstrate an awareness of social, political, legal, economic and technological issues affecting national and international charitable organisations.

All teaching staff on the course either have worked or are currently working within the charity sector; they have a total of over 50 years of experience in the sector. Consequently, they bring with them a wealth of real-life experience.

The programme has also been attracting an increasing number of international students.

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Creative work25
Professional practice25
Dissertation20 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Geoff Paul
0)20 8240 4351
020 8240 4255