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MN4266   Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs): Contexts, Contributions, and Challenges

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Voluntary organisations are highly significant actors within society, the democratic polity, and the economy. They are also commonly perceived to be distinctive organisations in certain key respects that set them apart from either public sector organisations or commercial enterprises, and which make them particularly challenging to manage. This module will examine the roles played by voluntary organisations, the nature of the organisations themselves, and the issues and challenges that they are facing as a number of significant shifts, that include, for example, technological developments and major public policy initiatives, occur within the wider external environment in which they are embedded. The module will be of interest to students who are considering a career in the voluntary sector, government, the wider public sector, or as management consultants.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN2001 and pass MN2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 3 x 1-hour workshops, and 2 optional consultative hours ( x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: An alternative project of up to 3,000 words = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Burt