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Philanthropic Studies (Distance Learning) - PCert, PDip, MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

This programme is the UK’s first Master's in Philanthropic Studies. It is an innovative online course that builds on our expertise and teaching in civil society, fundraising, philanthropy, the third sector and volunteering.

Our programme meets demands for better higher educational provision for the charity workforce, as well as demands from donors for greater understanding of the meaning and purpose of philanthropy. It is delivered by academics trained in a wide range of relevant disciplines including social policy, business, history, sociology, geography, moral philosophy, anthropology, law and economics.

The programme also draws significantly on expertise from beyond the University, including teaching contributions from leading philanthropy experts, advisers, consultants, grant-makers, fundraisers and strategic philanthropists.

The team at Kent is led by Dr Beth Breeze - author of the annual ‘Million Pound Donor Report’, co-author of Richer Lives: Why Rich People Give, and frequent contributor to charity sector and media debates.

This programme will be attractive to students seeking a high-level understanding of philanthropy and/or a career in the buoyant philanthropy sector, as well as to professionals seeking an opportunity to reflect on their practice. Students can also exit with PDip & PCert awards.

Research areas

The Centre for Philanthropy is one of the leading European academic centres for philanthropy research, teaching and public engagement. We conduct robust and relevant research in partnership with charity sector partners on a range of topics, including fundraising, major donors, giving circles, giving across the lifecourse, corporate philanthropy, and philanthropy’s relationship with social justice.

This research informs our teaching, in which we use innovative methods to engage with both undergraduate and postgraduate students, many of whom work in the charity sector or have ambitions to do so. Our expertise makes us a regular source of comment and analysis for the media in Britain and beyond, and we are always keen to explore new opportunities to share our work with diverse audiences. We also regularly speak to local, national and international charities to explore ways in which our research can inform their work and in turn how their experience can guide our future research. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 122 16

    11th out of 79 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    125 59%

    55th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    58th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    68th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    128 75%

    34th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    43rd

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    27th

    53

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