Advertising, Branding and Communication (MA)

University of West London the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 7200

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11500

All study options

About Advertising, Branding and Communication at University of West London

Course summary

These days, good things don't come to those who wait - they come to those who move.
As a student on the MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course at the University of West London, you will become a strategic thinker and communicator to create cutting edge advertising, brand and design campaigns. 
We build your understanding of brand communication, professional graphic design, advertising strategy and creativity to help prepare you for your future career.
Why choose this course?
Communication is at the centre of the way we live our lives. Today's communication systems and tools are complex, sophisticated and extremely powerful. However, the usefulness of these systems and tools depends on those who know how best to use them creatively and strategically.
As consumers become more knowledgeable and knowing, we must create the right kind of conversation. Advertising, Branding and Communication is lightning fast - responding to consumer needs, aspirations, and trends, in highly innovative relational and meaningful ways.
This course has a vocational focus, giving you the professional experience required to kick-start your career after graduation.
Tutor information
This course is run by the London School of Film, Media and Design to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.
The London School of Film, Media and Design teaching staff includes: 
Lecturer in Advertising Kristin Brewe who has led her own consultancy, advising companies across a variety of sectors on marketing and advertising initiatives. 
Senior Lecturer in Branding and Innovation Dr Catarina Lelis who has experience in design, creativity, branding, illustration and publishing technologies. 
Career and study progression
The MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course is designed to give you the relevant knowledge and specialist training to enable you to enter the industry in a number of roles including: 
  • Brand and design managers
  • Marketers
  • Client account handlers
  • Project managers
  • Creative directors
  • Senior designers
  • Design team leaders
  • Art directors
  • Advertising managers
  • Account planners
  • Strategic thinkers
  • Communication consultants
  • Content creators and managers
  • Client account executives.
You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied or to explore something new.

Other options available for MA Advertising, Branding and Communication

  • Part time - September 2017, Ealing site


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£7,200

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

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 awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7200International course feesGBP 11500
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3600International course feesGBP 5750
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3600International course feesGBP 5750

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We expect you to have:

  • An undergraduate degree earned at 2:2 or above.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

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