Marketing

About the course

Course description

Course module details  

Get your ideas out there and your messages heard with a specialist degree which gives you all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in marketing, plus a range of options to help you specialise in your chosen field.

Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area, or you can pursue an academic career via subsequent doctoral work.

Find out about the marketing management strategy and development processes to bring new products to market. As well as learning the fundamentals of marketing, you can also take one of our, specialist pathways to ensure you really stand out in the job market and can demonstrate the practical key skills that employers are looking for.  

The MSc Marketing course also gives you a grounding in research methods, including techniques of data collection and analysis. This helps inform your dissertation, where you carry out a piece of original research on a subject of your choice.

We have introduced a specific type of MSc Marketing so you can demonstrate your specialism to prospective employers.  The expert pathways run alongside the current MSc Marketing.

MSc Marketing (Business to Business)

MSc Marketing (Consumer Behaviour)

MSc Marketing (International)

MSc Marketing (Retailing)

MSc Marketing (Services) 

The pathways are distinguished through a specialist unit, core to each, and dissertations in each pathway are within the chosen specialist subject area.  By choosing the general MSc Marketing course, you have an additional option choice and you can base your dissertation on any or a combination of the specialist subject areas.  We have made the choices flexible so that you can decide whether or not to specialise when you have had some experience of the course, and have more idea about your future plans and whether your future career would be supported by a specialist MSc Marketing.

Course units details

The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: 

  • Critical Marketing
  • Marketing Implementation
  • Marketing Strategy and New Product Development
  • Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics

Optional course units include: 

  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Crisis Management
  • Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing
  • Digital Technologies for Marketing
  • e-Business
  • International Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising
  • Retail Marketing
  • Services Marketing

There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution (details can be found here ). This will need to be discussed on an individual basis with the programme director.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work, group project and presentations, individual essay and assignments. A 15,000-25,000 word dissertation is also normally undertaken.

Accrediting organisations

The course has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

Open days

Our next open day for postgraduate taught study will take place on  Wednesday, 23 November 2016 . It's a great opportunity to come and see us and experience what it is like to study at Alliance MBS.

Venue:  The Atrium, Alliance MBS East (No 26 on Campus Guide)

Registration starts from 1.30pm

2.00-3.10pm       Welcome presentation, Masters alumni panel discussion and taster lecture

3.10-4.10pm       Meet academics, current students and admissions staff

3.15-4.00pm       Opportunity to take a campus tour.

At our event, we'll have an alumni panel who'll be describing their experiences and how their course helped them in their careers, a taster lecture and the chance to meet staff and current students.

You can  pre-register   for the event and get details about the schedule for the day.

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester, you are also welcome to organise a personal visit .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

2015 course profile These figures are for 2015 entry and can vary each year.

1104
115
applications
enrolled
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73%
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female
Age range: 21-33
Nationalities: 28

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