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MSc Digital Marketing

Please note: The below is for 2022 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 9 months full time
12 months full time
Entry year 2022
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Business and Management

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Phone (UK):
0300 555 6060
Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Programme Director: Jill Nurse

Typical offer

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Mid 2:2 degree.

Contextual offers


  • Focus on the practical application of digital marketing knowledge such as marketing analytics, analysis and application, campaign planning and management and digital innovation
  • You will take a skills based approach to your learning and develop the competencies needed for employment in industry in a digital world
  • Designed with input from digital marketing professionals to ensure the course provides a great range of skills and a breadth of understanding across the digital marketing mix
  • Hear from external speakers and gain relevant input from industry, incorporating current and innovative trends in Digital Marketing
  • You will be prepared for a variety of roles across numerous sectors related to marketing communications and public consumption wherever in the world you wish to launch your career

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Triple accredited Business School

Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

6th in The Complete University Guide 2021

Top 100 Financial Times ranked European Business School

Entry requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in any discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. 

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements


Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Course content

This programme will help you to gain an understanding of the contemporary digital marketing environment and the role that digital channels play in consumer engagement, experience and loyalty.

Throughout the programme, you will build an in-depth knowledge of current marketing principles as well as tactical analysis skills. This grounding will allow you to effectively manage, interpret and act upon the wealth of data available in the modern marketing environment. This foundation will enable you to better identify and deploy innovative tools and channels to support your organisational goals.

The only difference between the 9 month and 12 month courses is that the 12 month course includes a dissertation or business project. By contrast, students on the 9 month course take additional taught modules to make up these learning credits. Both programmes have exactly the same entry requirements and result in exactly the same award.

The 9 month variant of this programme is available for study nine months full-time over three terms from September to June (or January to September) and is University-based throughout this time.

  • During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September (or January to January).

  • During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.


2021/22 entry (for January 2022 start)

UK fees per year:

£14,100 full-time

International fees per year:

£22,800 full-time

2022/23 entry

UK fees per year:

£15,000 full-time

International fees per year:

£24,000 full-time

£1 million in Business School scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2022. Please see our scholarships page for more information.


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* and Green Futures Scholarships* for international fee paying students.

For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.

*Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.

Teaching and research

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our research-led teaching is combined with practical experiences such as field trips and project work, so that you can apply your learning to real world scenarios. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work.

Our programmes cover a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, human resource management, and tourism. With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), we ensure that your Masters degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

MSc Digital Marketing will teach you the following theory:

  • Consumers needs and wants in relation to developments to wider society as informed by consumer research
  • The data and tools required for the design and delivery of marketing strategy
  • How to use the marketing mix in a tactical way to achieve strategic objectives
  • Marketing communications principles and how to utilise the marketing communications mix
  • Identifying, deploying and supporting innovative marketing channels
  • Developing value creating relational exchanges with customers
  • The role of digital tech in innovating marketing activity
  • The way in which marketing is used in different contexts e.g. service organisations, Professional Services, B2B, FMCG, Not for Profit etc.

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Our Masters programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in Digital Marketing will enable you to develop the marketing and professional skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your marketing career.

Transferrable skills:

  • Creativity: tools and techniques eg. Inspiration Sources, Mindfulness, Real world design challenges
  • Agility: how to develop personal skills to support a firm’s need to renew, adapt and change quickly
  • Resilience: learning how to persevere through setbacks, take on challenges and risk making mistakes to reach a goal
  • Curiosity: develop the skills to look at things in different ways, provide practical tools to activate the impulse to seek new information and experiences. Resulting in the ability to think more deeply and rationally about decisions and come up with more creative solutions
  • Problem Solving: learning the problem definition, problem causes, tools for generating multiple solutions, prioritising, resourcing, measurement and control
  • Mastery of technology needed in marketing today: email marketing, Google analytics, Google Ads, CRM Systems

Careers in Marketing

The MSc in Digital Marketing will prepare you for a successful career in a marketing role, with a particular focus on marketing analysis, planning and communications. The course will enable you to develop the digital marketing and professional skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your marketing career.

Potential employers

Potential employers include public and private sector companies, multi-nationals, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations across all sectors of the economy, which can offer you the opportunity to work ‘in-house’. Opportunities also exist within full-service marketing agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, McCann Erickson and Ogilvy, and smaller boutique agencies around the world, which develop and implement marketing strategies and campaigns on behalf of their clients.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this programme are expected to secure employment at such diverse companies in the UK and around the world.

You will be equipped you with the skills to enable you to pursue jobs such as: Digital Marketing Executive, Digital Project Manager, Research Analyst, Social Media Manager, Product and Brand Manager, Digital Advertising Strategist, Market Analyst, Key Account and Customer Relationship Manager

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Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

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