Digital Marketing at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

This exciting, challenging, practice-orientated course will develop your strategic and creative skills, equipping you for a dynamic career in or related to the rapidly expanding digital marketing sector - especially as it increasingly operates in online spaces where innovation is key. The MSc Digital Marketing course is designed to give students the latest knowledge and skills to become experts within the growing sphere of online marketing communications and management. It will enable you to understand the many facets of consumer behaviour, helping to answer this critical question: "what drives us to act in the ways we do as consumers?" It will also enable you to formulate complex digital marketing strategies and create effective digital campaigns for a variety of brands and organisations. You'll develop your data analysis skills and the ability to use this data to generate insights about online consumer behaviour in a fast-changing digital landscape. You'll also gain valuable experience in responding to ‘real-world’ live client briefs, leading projects to fruition and then persuading clients to select your plan over other options. The course will help develop your proficiency in using a variety of online resources including Adobe Creative Cloud’s core applications. Throughout the course you'll be introduced to relevant theoretical models and shown how these can be applied to real scenarios: the essence of theory into practice. If you have ambitions to work in a senior capacity within the world of digital marketing this course will help you realise those ambitions. This course is for: This course would be ideally suited to students from an undergraduate business-related course that contains an element of marketing, as well as those from marketing, advertising and PR undergraduate courses. We will, however, consider applications from students from a wide range of other courses, subject to a compelling personal statement/interview.


Core modules

  • Academic Skills and Career Development
This module will allow you to build a strong foundation of academic, personal and professional development skills that will ensure success in the workplace. Throughout the module you'll develop a stronger reflective awareness of what your skills are, how they can be put into action to ensure your professional success, and where improvements can be made through a clear plan of action. You'll also develop a confident grasp of the study skills you need to suceed at master's level. This is a must-pass module.
  • Consumer Insights and Data Analysis
This module will give you a 360-degree understanding of contemporary consumers and how to align this to customer relationship management processes and programmes. You'll consider methods that generate insights from consumer data and information gained from marketing research data, and big data collected via web interfaces and social media.
  • Integrated and Digital Marketing Communications
In this module you'll examine the theoretical and practical application of marketing communications concepts with a particular emphasis on the digital domain. Working to a live brief, you'll produce a digital-first integrated marketing plan and associated digital creative artefacts using Adobe Creative Cloud’s core applications.
  • Research Methods and Final Major Project
This module consists of two parts: Research Methods and Final Major Project. The Research Methods element will develop your skills of inquiry and management research required for your Final Major Project, resulting in a project proposal used as the basis for your Final Major Project. For your Final Major Project, you'll have the opportunity to apply your research and analytical skills to an area of your interest within the field of business/management, as defined in your project proposal.
  • Strategic Digital Marketing
This module will help you to identify opportunities for change in a digital marketing setting, engaging with tools and practices to plan and design strategies effectively. You'll explore the dynamic digital environment through a digital strategy simulation exercise, learning how to take a strategic approach in digital marketing planning.
  • Optional modules
Developing the Project Professional During this module you'll develop your knowledge and understanding of the exciting world of projects, with project management being a very fast-growing profession utilising a skillset much valued by employers. These project management skills are transferable to any job role which you aspire to, as well as directly for project management roles.
  • Enterprise and Innovation
In this module, you'll learn about the concepts of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, business development, and the role of SMEs in economy - all with the aim of developing your confidence with being immersed in an ever-changing business environment and recognising opportunities, as well as equipping you with the skills and knowledge to start your own business. You'll gain theoretical knowledge of key areas in digital innovation and business transformation, as well as the ability to understand new innovations to offer opportunities within businesses.
  • Professional Practice
This module equips you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen industry, giving you the insight to plan your long-term career. You'll be required to secure a work placement or freelance assignments equivalent to 100 hours in order to strengthen your knowledge of your chosen industry and to refine your skills.

How to apply

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to check the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to visit our website to see the relevant information that outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Entry requirements

• An honours degree at 2:2 or higher Language Requirements Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component • TOEFL IBT 92 with a minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking • Duolingo English Language Test - 115 overall with minimum of 100 in each component or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9675 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9675 Whole course
Scotland £9675 Whole course
Wales £9675 Whole course
Channel Islands £9675 Whole course
EU £17065 Whole course
International £17065 Whole course

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact [email protected].

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Digital Marketing at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS