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Extended MSc Marketing, Pre-Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Extended MSc Marketing course from Ulster University Birmingham Branch integrates the Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary).

This programme has been designed as a bridging mechanism for UK, EU and international students to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Ulster. The integrated Graduate Certificate is a preparatory course that will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills needed for progression on to the MSc Marketing programme. Students, who successfully complete the three modules of the Graduate Certificate stage and achieve a minimum overall average of 50%, will be in a position to progress directly to the 12 month MSc Marketing.

Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and insight in the following areas:

  • Provide an advanced study of business and management with a particular focus on Marketing
  • Prepare and/or develop students for a career in marketing and business by facilitating the development of enhanced transferable skills necessary for marketing management at a variety of levels
  • Develop students’ ability to apply knowledge and critical understanding of marketing and business to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve entrepreneurial marketing and business practice
  • Enhance students’ lifelong learning skills and personal development in order to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large
  • Critically evaluate the application and impact of marketing theories and concepts to practical marketing problems
  • Develop strong transferable skills of logical reasoning, creative thinking, effective communication and the ability to critically evaluate contemporary issues
  • Acquire the skills necessary to conceive, design and implement a substantial research project
  • Cultivate highly developed lifelong learning skills and an appreciation for continuing personal and professional development, through self-directed and reflective learning

Careers and postgraduate opportunities

Students should be eligible to apply for marketing positions across public and private sector organisations. Additionally, the skills acquired through completing the programme have inspired some to set up their own businesses.

The average starting salaries for graduate trainees in marketing is £21,461, the average the salary for a marketing manager is £37,305, a senior brand or product manager earns an average salary of £48,296 and the average salary for a marketing director is £77,799.

In light of Covid-19, start dates may vary and this course may initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Please check our website for the most up to date information regarding intakes and delivery

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Graduate Certificate
  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies 
  • Academic Essentials
  • Enterprise Development 
MSc Marketing
  • Level 7 MSc Workshop 
  • Foundations in Management 
  • Strategy and Innovation 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Global Marketing 
  • Digital Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing 
  • Applied Marketing Project
Check university website for further information on the modules.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A third or a pass in a Bachelors degree in any discipline; or
  • A pass in a non-honours degree with any classification in any discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma (DAZhuan) or equivalent (China only).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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