University of Kent

University of Kent

Civil Society, Non-Governmental Organisation and Non-Profit Studies

The programme provides you with an advanced understanding of social science debates, theories and concepts relevant to organised civil society, including the �third sector� of NGOs, social movements and other formations between market and state, and refers to the institutions and practices of philanthropy, altruism and reciprocity. It imparts country-specific as well as cross-national and transnational empirical and theoretical knowledge of the historical and contemporary challenges faced by these organisations. It also analyses how they relate to ongoing social, political and economic transformations. In particular, your capacity to think sympathetically, but critically, about your contributions to policy through welfare systems and in other public policy arenas is developed.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or higher university degree in a social science discipline.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, plus the dissertation (for the award of the MA).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,625 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272