Marketing Management (Advanced)

MSc

  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

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Marketing is the dynamic core of business and can be a force for strategic change. However, what does it take to create a marketing visionary? How do you ensure communications flow across global business landscapes?

Our MSc Advanced Marketing Management creates the next generation of marketing leaders. It develops advanced professional thinking, analysis and marketing management skills. It is the ideal next step for marketing or business management graduates who want to uncover deeper marketing insights. It also offers aspiring marketing managers the chance to develop their skills.

Our core modules provide broader marketing management knowledge, such as Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Philosophy of Social Science, Collaborative Skills, the Mindful Marketer, Practising Marketing Management, and the final AMM Dissertation. In addition to these core modules, you can choose specialisation pathways such as global marketing, digital marketing and responsible marketing to gain higher-level professional insight and enhance your employability as a marketing and management specialist.

Client interaction is integral to teaching. We develop the next generation of leaders through encouraging group work, group contracting, a marketing consultancy experience scheme, and away days. Your final dissertation can be library-based, or you can choose to solve a problem for a key partner company, a social entrepreneur, a charity or a media organisation.

You will develop an understanding of management nuances and will be able to learn how to work effectively in teams as you confront business challenges. You will learn how to speak strategically from a managerial platform and manage multiple stakeholders. Our graduates have the skills to tackle evolving marketing problems and to solve social issues.

As part of the UK’s longest-established Marketing faculty, this programme has been established for over a decade so you will access a valuable and extensive database of global alumni. Many act as guest speakers and provide career feedback. We also offer dedicated marketing career support with help navigating recruitment processes, CV development and career planning.

Course content

Over the first two terms, you study core modules including:

  • Marketing in Practice
  • Researching Markets and Marketing
  • Brand Management

You will also study a choice of optional modules in the form of pathways that cut across significant topics on digital, global, and/or responsible marketing. Examples are provided below:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Online Consumer Engagement
  • Global Consumer Culture
  • Global Strategic Marketing
  • Critical Consumption
  • Responsible Markets

In the third term, from May to July, you work on your Master's dissertation with support from your dissertation supervisor. You will submit it at the start of September, at the end of your Master's programme.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from module to module, including coursework, essays, formal examinations, group reports, case study analyses and presentations. These methods are designed to give you a range of skills and experience to enhance your learning.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Marketing or a related Business Management degree with minor marketing components. We welcome students with marketing experience gained within a degree in Marketing or related Business Management degree, or practically within industry.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Core

Optional

Fees and funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
Home £15,650 n/a
International £31,500 n/a

General fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

Important Information

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