Marketing (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)

Increase your understanding of the role of marketing in the commercial world, while engaging with businesses of all sizes. With an emphasis on real-world projects, this course has a strong vocational focus.

Experienced staff will develop students’, understanding of how marketing interacts with and contributes to other key business areas within an organisation. Understanding customers, marketing communication, marketing research, international strategic marketing, e-marketing and brand marketing are all integral to this degree.

Standard academic assignments are paired with employment-related, ‘problem–solving’ style assessments, allowing you to apply the theoretical underpinning of your marketing to practice. Students are provided with opportunities to work on real business scenarios in each module.

The course culminates in a dissertation or a marketing case project, enabling you to specialise in an area of marketing that you find particularly fascinating, and which you may wish to pursue in your marketing career.

If you have a relevant postgraduate diploma or professional award (such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Postgraduate Diploma), then you may be able to join this programme at an advanced level.


  • International Strategic Marketing Develop an understanding of successful marketing strategies
  • Marketing Communication Discover the integrated efforts of marketing and communications in building and maintaining brand awareness, identity and preferences
  • Marketing Explore new and innovative online developments
  • Brand Marketing Critically assess the multiple factors that contribute to successful branding in home, global and business-to-business markets

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Study style

The world of marketing offers a variety of career projections in many types and sizes of organisation. Examples of the areas graduates can enter include market research, marketing management, marketing communications, brand management and customer relationship management.

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent
  • Or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification
  • Or appropriate employment experience
  • If you can possess the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Postgraduate Diploma or relevant qualification, you may join the course at an advanced level
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 for all skills) or equivalent.


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The world of marketing offers a variety of careers in many types of organisation, of all sizes. Examples of the areas graduates can enter include market research, marketing management, marketing communications, brand management and customer relationship management.

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Staff Profile

Richard Warr

Richard’s research interests focus on music consumption behaviours, and the ways in which music consumption and live music attendance can be used by consumers in the construction of their self and social identities. His work also focuses on music consumption in relation to the influence of online social networking, which he is investigating through qualitative research methodology associated with webnography, as well as quantitative methods including structural equation modelling. His other areas of research interest include tribal behaviours, online communities, consumer culture theory, socialisation behaviours, and the concept of the extended self in both physical and digital environments.


Advanced entry point for CIM qualification-holders

There are opportunities for graduates with a Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma, or equivalent, to enter this course at an advanced level. This means it is the perfect next step for those looking to further enhance their professional marketing qualifications.

Marketing lecturers

Taught by research-active, experienced marketers

Our teaching staff have a wealth of experience, having worked as senior marketers for a range of organisations and across a variety of sectors.  Each having different marketing specialisms, they are research-active and are at the forefront of developments within the profession.


Work on real industry projects

With an emphasis on real-world projects, this course has a strong vocational focus. Students will be able to put your learning into practice, tackling real-life business challenges.

School of Business and Technology

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. We are growing quickly and emerging as a leading collaborative hub thanks to the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers.

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