Marketing (Communications) (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Marketing (Communications) at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

Full-time: MSc 1 year, PgDip 9 months, PgCert 4 months

Full-time Delivery

This full-time programme will normally include three days of attendance per week in taught lectures, tutorials and workshops during the autumn and spring terms. The Dissertation element is introduced in the spring term and is the focus of student engagement in the summer term. The full timetable for the programme showing specific timings of taught sessions will be available in Spring 2017 in draft form.

Usually spread over 3 days per week with independent study. For students whose first language is not English, academic English sessions are available as optional workshops.

Please click here to view a typical full-time Marketing (Communications) study timetable.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £1410 per 30 credits per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1410 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £2400 per 30 credits per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2400 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £400

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Location

The new £75 million Business School at our All Saints campus, Manchester

Department

Business School

Applications to the MSc can be made using our online form. Should you wish to only apply for the PgCert or PgDip, please apply using the postgraduate application form.

The MSc Marketing (Communications) is designed to ensure you will study the latest thinking and techniques within the discipline of marketing communications , as well as specialist areas, such as digital and social media.  The course will equip you to be a well-rounded marketing professional, capable of working in a varity of sectors.  

This course will develop your skills in marketing processes and procedures, including market research, market planning and strategy and marketing communications and brand portfolio building. 

You will be taught by industry professionals and highly experienced tutors, who are able to draw upon their substantial industry experience, bringing lectures to life and offering practical support on student projects.

This course is also approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has been developed to meet the demand for skilled marketing communications professionals to work within the ever-changing marketing communications industry.

The programme has excellent professional links nationally and internationally, with Manchester also being recognised as a world leader in digital marketing activity. 

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Industry visits to real companies
  • Short term internships with local employers
  • Live business projects for real clients
  • A live consultancy project for your final dissertation 

Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of marketing or business and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of marketing communications. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but possess relevant experience.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £1410 per 30 credits per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1410 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £2400 per 30 credits per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2400 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Placement options

Postgraduate internship programme

Employers look favourably on candidates who can demonstrate relevant and practical work experience. All Masters students at the Business School are encouraged to undertake an optional, short-term internship with a real business in order to develop relevant experience relating to their studies. 

The Postgraduate Internship Programme is an optional unit which allows you to gain up to fourteen weeks of work experience in a business environment; putting your studies into practical application, at the same time as gaining practice credits, which are recorded on your degree qualification transcript. 

A dedicated Placement and Project Coordinator will guide you through this process, by sourcing and advertising suitable roles throughout the year, offering 1-2-1 application advice, and supporting you to make speculative applications to source your own Internships. 

Internships can be part-time or full-time but must fit around your scheduled classes.

Career options after the course

Marketing graduates from the Business School have an excellent record in gaining employment in a variety of disciplines and roles.  Manchester offers a vibrant and exciting business atmosphere, offering fantastic opportunities to work in marketing during and after the course, including MediaCityUK (a purpose built home for digital and creative businesses which includes the BBC and ITV).

Recent graduates have taken up employment opportunities with advertising agencies, pharmaceutical companies, financial and legal services and within the FMCG industry. Examples of such roles include: 

  • Marketing Executive at webuyanycar.com
  • Senior Digital Marketing Consultant at The Co-Operative Bank
  • Client Support Worker at Scope
  • Account Manager at Cheetham Bell
  • Media Assistant at MediaCom North
  • Junior Digital Producer at McCann Manchester 
  • Marketing Manager at WTB Solicitors
  • Marketing Manager at Hawke International 

Read a graduate profile

Emma McGinley, MSc Marketing (Communications)

Dedicated career and employability support

The Faculty of Business and Law's dedicated Careers and Employability Service is at your disposal during, and up to three years after you graduate.  With a focus on developing and enhancing your employability skills, there is a range of careers support services on offer during your time here including Professional Development Weeks twice a year, where a festival of skill building activities, training and employer networking takes place.

You are encouraged to explore your employment options during studying for your postgraduate qualification and you will have the opportunity to engage with employers through careers fairs, guest speakers and internships. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG Cert, PG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

Information about fees and financial support

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience or degree equivalent professional qualifications.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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