This Master's degree offer a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly being seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. Depending on your choice of modules, your final award could be either Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc).
Students on this course are eligible for an Affiliate Professional Membership of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and access to a range of professional events.
You will develop a strategic perspective and broaden your existing understanding of marketing and its integration into an overall corporate strategy and structure. You will hone your capacity for analysing complex marketing and business situations and reaching decisions on appropriate courses of action. You will also improve your career prospects in marketing and general business areas.
A highlight for many students is the residential weekend organised as part of this course – a weekend away combining presentations and workshops with great opportunities to network and get to know your fellow students.
Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Exceptionally, non-graduates with significant practitioner experience (roughly 4 years) of marketing management will be admitted. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operation research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. The required level at TOEFL is 600 or 250 for the computer based test or 92 in IBT. In addition, full consideration is given to applications for Accredited Prior Learning (APL). This is particularly relevant for students who have partially completed a relevant Masters programme in another country or may have significant, relevant work experience, but no first degree.
The student's prior learning claim is mapped against the learning outcomes of the course. The decision on a claim rests with the Admissions Tutor or Course Leader, subject to confirmation by the Dean of School, Head of Department, or a nominee and ratification by the APL Board. Students must enrol on the course before a claim for APL can be considered.