City, University of London

City, University of London

Grant Making, Philanthropy and Social Investment

This charity degree course is the first of its kind in the UK and Europe and reflects the increasing interest in funding and the need for transparency and accountability. Students will hold responsible positions within funding organisations wishing to gain a professional academic qualification.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a good first degree (2:1 or above), 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.
Overseas students are welcome to apply to these courses, but need to be aware that they cannot be sponsored for Tier 4 Study visas due to the part-time modular delivery of the course.

In order to participate fully in the collaborative learning process all students who have not previously studied in English must sit an IELTS exam. The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing. If you are not a native English speaker but have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely you will need to take the test. Please submit a copy of your most recent English language test/qualification along with your application and a decision will be made by the Admissions Panel.

Course modules

MSc

Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector; Strategy, Diversity and Governance; Marketing & Fundraising; Resource Management; Principles and Practices of Grantmaking; Management of Grantmaking; and Fieldwork exercise.

PgDip

Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector;
Resource Management;
Marketing and Fundraising;
Strategy, Diversity and Governance;
Fieldwork Exercise;
Principles of Grantmaking; and
Management of Grantmaking.

PgCert

Principles and Practices of Grantmaking; Management of Grantmaking; and Fieldwork Exercise.

Assessment methods

MSc

Upon successful completion of the diploma, you will be given the option to continue to the MSc. This requires completion of the Research Methods for Managers module.

This can be followed by a further six months of personal, supervised research and the presentation of a 15,000-word dissertation.
Alternatively, you can opt to take a taught Masters which allows you to choose specialist modules from one of the other Charities programmes.

PgDip

The Postgraduate Diploma is offered on a part time basis and is taught over a period of 12 months. The Diploma consists of four core modules, plus three specialist pathway modules. The core modules are shared by all five Centre for Charity Effectiveness postgraduate courses.

All courses are taught at Cass Business School and will require attendance one weekend a month commencing on the Friday afternoon at 13:00 to 21:00 and finishing on Saturday at 18:00.

PgCert

The Postgraduate Certificate is offered on a part time basis and is taught over a period of six months. The Certificate consists of five modules: Introduction to Learning Principles and Practices of Grantmaking, Management of Grantmaking and Shadowing/Fieldwork.

All courses are taught at Cass Business School and will require attendance one weekend a month commencing on the Friday afternoon at 13:00 to 21:00 and finishing on Saturday at 18:00.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,925 per Whole course (England) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,925 per Whole course (International) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,925 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,925 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,925 per Whole course (Wales) 6 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Whole course (England) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Whole course (International) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,850 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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