This course is for
Graduates looking for a specialist route to a career in marketing.
Deepen your understanding of core marketing theory. You’ll develop a desirable set of skills valued by the marketing industry.
You’ll get a good balance between learning the latest marketing theory and practice applying it. Our course spans the three core elements of modern marketing:
marketing to consumers
marketing to businesses and organizations
marketing and society
We have close links with a range of organizations. This means we get input into our course from industry leaders. You’ll learn business skills that are important to the right employers.
Tier 4 visa scheme
Benefit from a streamlined visa application process and get six months leave after your course.
We’re one of a small group of UK universities selected to take part.
We combine latest marketing research with industry practice to go beyond ‘just’ the theory
You'll get an opportunity to make an impact in solving a real business problem with our practice track. This is our alternative to a traditional dissertation
You'll deepen your understanding of modern marketing by working with researchers who are among the best in the world. Our faculty are experts in marketing to consumers, business, and society
We challenge convention. You'll develop skills and knowledge that help you create fresh, innovative ideas and stand out to employers
Learn through action with our Global Residencies, Business Challenge Week and Action Project. You'll get practical experience to take with you into your future career
We don’t just teach. We take a two-way approach, and your input and knowledge is important
Content and structure
Semester one: taught units
You will take these units:
Marketing and society
Marketing to businesses and organizations
Advertising theory and practice
Semester two: taught units
You will take these units:
Strategic brand management
International marketing across cultures
Research methods for marketing
You will select one of these units:
Financial management for international business
Principles of corporate social responsibility
New product development
Design in management
Understanding employment law
You will finish the course by choosing one of these two options:
Dissertation track: You will produce a unique piece of research using techniques learned throughout the year.
The Practice Track
Teaching and learning
You’ll learn from academics who are experts in the field of marketing. Your learning experience will be enriched by the research activities and collaborations of academic staff.
We will also offer a wide range of opportunities for personal development. These will be delivered by specialists in our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre, and Library, or in partnership with the Students’ Union.
All units are taught on campus.
You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:
Methods of assessment
Units are assessed by a combination of formal examinations and coursework.
As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of photocopying, printing, and binding. You should budget at least £100 for this.
Some courses involve visits away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation, and subsistence for such trips.
This course is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Achieve your career goals
Study with us to help achieve your career goals. You will develop the right skills and work with employers from week one of the course.
Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in marketing, start their own business or begin a Ph.D.
100% of 2016 Marketing students employed six months after graduation*
*Employment data based on those looking for work and for whom data is held (83% of the 2016 class).
Destination of 2016 graduates
Ogilvy One Worldwide
2:1 or above (or international equivalent) in a subject with significant business/management content. This should include marketing. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
Type of degree
You should have at least a 2:1 in a subject with significant business/management content. This should include marketing.
If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability.
You can apply if you have marketing work experience and a degree in business or management.
European and international students
Contact us for more information about our entry requirements for your country, application help and funding details.
If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.
You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening, and speaking must be at least 6.5.
These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.
We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE, and CAE.
If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University.
If you are already studying in the UK
If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:
a country where English is the official first language
You may be exempt from our English language requirements.
If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.
Five-week course: An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.
Ten-week course: An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.