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MSc in Marketing

Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services.

Why study the MSc in Marketing?

Mary Beth Lantzy explains how she has benefited from the MSc Marketing programme »

Programme overview

Our MSc in Marketing will give you a theoretical understanding of consumer behaviour, marketing research methods and marketing management, as well as the competence and creativity to apply this knowledge in real-life marketing situations. The programme will also provide you with ample opportunity to build key management skills such as communication and independent action, through group work and individual presentations. The MSc incorporates current and emerging trends in marketing theory and practice to give you the research-led knowledge and skills that are required by companies and employers.

Learning outcomes

Programme structure

The first term (Sep-Dec) of the programme will consist of a comprehensive welcome week followed by four core courses. In the second term (Jan-May) you will have the opportunity to choose four option courses, such as International Marketing Strategy, that will enable you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. As a whole, our programme is structured with a career focus, allowing students to study aspects of marketing related to their interests and intended profession.

Programme structure

Industry links

Our MSc attracts a broad range of marketing practitioners and academics from around the world, allowing you to benefit from their expertise throughout your studies. Previous guest speakers have included the Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK, the Marketing Director of Mackie's and the Digital Strategy Manager of Tesco Bank. In addition to guest speakers embedded into individual courses, students can also partake in programme-wide workshops and site visits which are organised to allow further engagement with practitioners and to facilitate networking with industry experts.

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Career development

Our MSc will prepare you for a wide range of business and agency positions across marketing, branding, digital strategy and public relations. Our graduates typically take up roles as varied as marketing manager, advertising director, brand manager, communications coordinator and marketing data analyst. Our Student Development Team can advise on careers. The MSc programme is highly regarded by leading employers who regularly seek to recruit our graduates. Previous students have secured positions with firms including Boston Consultancy Group, Google and Skyscanner.

Career development