Philanthropic Studies (Distance Learning), Master | Part time online | University of Kent | United Kingdom
24 months
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4400 GBP/year
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About

This Philanthropic Studies (Distance Learning) programme from University of Kent 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.

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Overview

The Philanthropic Studies (Distance Learning) programme from University of Kent 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.

Careers

Understanding philanthropy is a crucial skill for anyone aspiring to be effective in a role in a charity or grant-making body or as a philanthropist. The knowledge and skills that you gain through this Master's programme will equip you with an essential and highly practical understanding of the history, methodologies and impact of philanthropic activity.

The distance learning delivery of the Master’s programme enables you to fit learning around your life and work commitments and you have the chance to apply your knowledge as you progress. Each cohort contains a unique mix of experiences and professions, providing a valuable opportunity for information exchange and networking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philanthropy 
  • Research Methods for Philanthropic Studies
  • Volunteering and Society 
  • The Art and Science of Fundraising
  • Advising Donors
  • Global Philanthropy: Comparative Perspectives
  • Preparing Your Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally have a minimum requirement of a 2:1 honours degree or higher in a social science or related subject.
  • Applicants with good degrees in other subjects and experience working or volunteering in the philanthropic or charitable sectors will also be considered.
  • In exceptional circumstances we will consider students with lower grade honours degrees if they can demonstrate significant experience working or volunteering in the philanthropic or charitable sectors.
  • In exceptional circumstances we will consider students who do not have a degree if they can demonstrate significant experience working or volunteering in the philanthropy or charitable sectors.  We may in these circumstances ask for examples of recent written work to help make admission decisions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

The 2024/25 tuition fees for this course - which are the same for Home, EU and International students - are:

MA - £8,800* (payable in two instalments of £4,400per year*)

PDip - £5,866* (payable in two instalments of £2,933 per year*)

PCert - £2,933 (payable in one instalment in year 1, though you may take up to two years to complete)

*NB Year 2 fees may be very slightly higher due to inflationary increases.

Funding

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Philanthropic Studies (Distance Learning).

Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
26 Apr 2024
British Council GREAT Scholarship China, Ghana, Greece, India, Kenya, Thailand, Turkey
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
17 Nov 2024
British Council GREAT Scholarship: Ghana, Kenya and Pakistan - January
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
35700 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Croucher Foundation Scholarships (for students from Hong Kong)
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund
Need-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
16 Jul 2024
The BAME in Higher Education Ambition Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
18622 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
SoCoBio, South Coast Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (BBSRC)
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship for conversion MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
The Widening Participation Ambition Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Paris School of Arts and Culture Scholarship
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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Sports Scholarships
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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Mar 2024
International Scholarships for Taught Masters Students
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Kent Business School Hardship Bursary
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2500 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
Kent Business School Course Director's Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
22 Sep 2024
Music Performance Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
Kent Community Master's Scholarship - SSPSSR
Merit-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Bill Jenkins Award
Need-based

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University of Kent
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
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Unicreds
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
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Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
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Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
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Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
Global Wales Scholarship
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British Council - Accreditation UK
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 EUR
Deadline
14 May 2024
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educations.com
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
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Need-based

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Grant
Various benefits
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DFID/UK Universities
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Government of the United Kingdom
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Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
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Get-Scholarship
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Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
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Various benefits
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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
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Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Rapid Formations
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
26 Jun 2024
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The Ramage Law Group
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90000 AUD
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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Social Shifters
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8000 EUR
Deadline
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European Commission
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
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2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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MyUS
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2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
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Dermadry
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1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
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iVisa
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1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
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IELTS from 6 to 9
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1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
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Voice Talent Online
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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IvyPanda
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3000 USD
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Grant
3000 USD
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTSing Scholarship
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IELTSing
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Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
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