Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Charity Management

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

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

A satisfactory level of working experience within the charity sector is also required. Consequently, mature students with managerial experience but with limited educational qualifications will also be considered.

Applicants should preferably be employed (paid or voluntary) within the Third Sector, but this is not a mandatory requirement to be eligible for course entry. Overseas students, subject to application criteria, are also welcome.

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 have either 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.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dermot Kelly
020 8240 4345