Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment (MSc)

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
6 - 29 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 9690 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 9690 per year

All study options

About Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment at City, University of London

Who is it for?

You may already be working in a social funding environment, or wishing to learn more about the world of philanthropy and social investment. The course is suitable for both aims, as a boost to your existing career or to facilitate a change in career direction.

Most of the examples studied on the course are from the UK, but international examples give a broader perspective, meaning your learning is transferable to any culture or jurisdiction.

Objectives

As a student on this course, you will develop a clear understanding of the principles and practice of philanthropy and grantmaking. And the importance of all aspects of risk assessment, probity of applications, ethical frameworks and relationships with external communities and agencies.

You’ll examine grant-giving and other investment categories such as loans, endowments, contracts, social bonds and impact investing.

The course provides a solid background in the history and theory of philanthropy and grantmaking (with examples both from the UK and abroad). Beyond the theory, you’ll study the application of social investment practice as a business process.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 - 29 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9690 per yearInternational course feesGBP 9690 per year

Entry requirements

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 minimum required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

If you are not a native English speaker but have been working in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely you will need to take the test.

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