The overall aim of the MSc Marketing course is to provide an academically challenging, intellectually stimulating programme of study that educates, develops and enhances the professional competence of students of marketing and business.
The course is designed to help build your knowledge, transferable skills and capabilities to prepare you for middle and senior appointments within public, private and social economy sectors in the global business arena.
This programme is also available as MSc Marketing with Advanced Practice, which includes either an internship or project.
The aims of this course are to:
We employ a wide variety of teaching and learning methods across the various modules of this course, depending on the nature and priorities of each module. You will be taught using a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, around 12 hours per week.
In addition to your time in class, you will be expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of self-study time per week.
You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers who will bring practical business related experience into the classroom to enable students to understand how business works in the real world.
You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.
One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends. This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life. Find out more about evening and weekend study options here.
Each module is assessed by coursework only.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be well placed to apply for a range of marketing positions across public and private sector organisations.
Additionally, the skills you will learn on the MSc Marketing will prepare those who choose to set up their own business.
The average starting salaries for graduate trainees in marketing is £21,461, the average the salary for a marketing manager is £37,305, a senior brand or product manager earns an average salary of £48,296 and the average salary for a marketing director is £77,799.
All modules are core.
The aim of this module is to provide students with a framework of knowledge from which they can understand and critically analyse the strategic goals of management, appropriate organisational structures and management’s role in delivering strategic goals, as well as identify suitable strategies to enable organisational growth.
This module serves to raise students’ awareness of the theories and practices of strategic management. While the module covers a range of strategic issues relating to the ethos of organisational planning and sustainability, it also places emphasis on recognising and capitalising on competitive business opportunities through the lens of innovation.
The aim of this module is to reflect the ethos of creating a collaborative learning ecosystem wherein issues are explored at the student, practitioner and academic interface. Outcomes of this research-driven approach to teaching, learning and assessment offer commercial relevance and impact.
This module focuses on themes of internationalisation and issues including government policy, market entry modes and exporting. You will be able to advance your understanding of the challenges faced while operating in an international marketing environment.
This module enables you to gain theoretical and practical insights into the ways in which SMEs approach marketing in a digital world. You will discover the importance of social media marketing to enhancing the technological and global dimensions of strategic marketing in small and larger firms alike.
This module provides you with an understanding of research methods in order to conceptualise and develop a research proposal for the dissertation. It enables you to evaluate research topics and methodological approaches as you progress through the latter stages of your studies.
The Entrepreneurial Marketing module allows you to review, reflect on, and critically evaluate marketing theories through the lens of the entrepreneurial manager. You will discover why marketing is a core but largely undervalued component of new venture creation.
The Dissertation module provides you with the opportunity to explore and develop specialist, in-depth knowledge in a particular area and demonstrate mastery of critical thinking. This module has been revised to bring together aspects of the course in the exploration of a marketing issue or problem.
Applicants must hold at least:
In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the entry requirements above but have substantial and significant experiential learning, you may be able to apply as a non-standard applicant.
Alternatively, you may be eligible to study our Extended MSc Marketing which integrates our Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). Upon successfully completing the Pre-masters Graduate Certificate with a minimum overall mark of 50%, you will be guaranteed progression on to the MSc Marketing.
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If you’re not sure about your qualifications, contact us and one our team will contact you to discuss your options.
Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.
The general entry requirements are any of the following:
If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.
If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum one score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum one score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.
This course is eligible for postgraduate government funding. Please contact us for details.
Please note that the fees outlined are for your tuition only and do not include the cost of any course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, accommodation etc. As an Ulster University London and Birmingham branch campus student you will also have access to our on campus libraries and a range of e-learning resources.
The modules you will study may require you to purchase additional course textbooks and you should be prepared to buy some additional texts, we recommend allowing an additional £180 for the duration of your course.
To support you in financing your studies, we offer a range of scholarships and fee discounts that you may be eligible for.
To find out more about this course, we recommend that you complete our enquiry form and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
If you are ready to apply for this programme, you can apply directly by following the steps below.
Our Apply page includes further information on how to apply and which documents to include with your application.
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