MSc Marketing

General

Program Description

Learn how various facets such as marketing research, marketing strategy and business to business relationships and consumer behaviour contribute to the marketing of an organisation. This programme is for graduates for all disciplines, and explores the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of marketing, with a strong emphasis on current thinking and contemporary issues. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Programme content

The programme involves six taught modules, including four core modules (Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Management, Marketing Research and Marketing Strategy and planning) followed by a number of specialist modules such as Retail Marketing, Strategic Brand Management, Strategic Environmental Sustainability and Marketing Communications. You will also undertake a substantial research dissertation on a marketing topic of your choice. Recent dissertations have included investigations in areas such as interactive marketing, marketing communications and retail marketing.

For this programme, you do not need previous formal education in marketing. The programme is recognised by the ESRC for research training and is This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

For recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts, please also see our Marketing Communications MSc and Strategic Marketing and Consulting MSc programmes.

Programme details

The 12-month full-time programme begins at the end of September. The first nine months are spent developing knowledge through six or seven taught modules, comprising four compulsory modules and two/three specialist modules chosen from a list of options designed to give you flexibility.

A 24 month MSc Marketing programme is also available where students first take a nine-month general business qualification, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) if they do not meet the 12-month course requirements. If a satisfactory performance on this GDBA is achieved students can then progress to the 12-month MSc Marketing programme.

Why study this course

We are a department of international researchers and teachers who pride ourselves on our wide-reaching, rigorous and meaningful research. We have won a range of research grants from bodies such as ESRC and the British Academy as well as working closely with business organisations both regionally and nationally. We are actively involved in our discipline through our professional membership, editorships of leading journals and engagement with industry and the media.We also run four outstanding MSc Marketing programmes which attract students from more than thirty countries.

You will be taught by staff from one of the largest groups of Marketing faculty in the UK, including academics who are internationally recognised.

Our complement of academics and marketing practitioners offer extensive experience and expertise in areas such as brand marketing, advertising, services marketing, e-marketing, retailing, international marketing, consumer behaviour, business to business marketing, marketing ethics, innovation and strategy.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.

Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

Birmingham Business School is a research-led institution and offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for students from all over the world. Their triple-crown accreditation ... Read More

Birmingham Business School is a research-led institution and offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for students from all over the world. Their triple-crown accreditation places them within an elite group of global business schools. Set in the university's attractive 'redbrick' campus, in the industrial heartland of Britain, the School is proud of its 100 year history and close links with local business. Read less