City, University of London

City, University of London

Voluntary Sector Management

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; and Recognition with a City, University of London Business School Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree in Voluntary Sector Management.

Course modules

You must first completed the Diploma modules: Learning and Understanding the Voluntary Sector; Resource Management; Marketing and Fundraising; Strategy, Diversity and Governance; Shadowing; Organisation, Leadership and Change; and Managing People and Quality. You wil then complete: Research Methods for Managers.

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 6 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (International) 6 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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Key information

Charity Programmes Office