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The CIM accredited MSc Marketing draws upon our expertise in the areas of marketing and society, consumer behaviour, services, psychology and branding. It provides an understanding of how marketing and consumption work at the individual level, and more broadly across society.
You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the theory of marketing, as well as a broad range of practical managerial skills and knowledge for contributing to a global economy. The core modules are augmented by specialist optional modules to enable you to build up a knowledge base to suit your individual interests.
The MSc Marketing programme has a huge variety of modules which were very different to those offered by other universities I looked at. The course covers a wide range of subjects from different fields of management giving you an overall knowledge of the business industry, which makes it easier for you to choose your specific area of interest to work in.
Sanjna Panicker - MSc Marketing.
Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities
Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer three fantastic Double Degree options with:
- Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
- EBS University of Business and Law in Germany
- Fudan University School of Economics in China
The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc Economics, MSc Economics & Econometrics and MSc Financial Economics programmes. For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.
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.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) 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.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
Learning and teaching
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
Our Master’s 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 Marketing enables 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.
Careers in Marketing
An MSc in Marketing prepares you for a variety of roles related to marketing communications and public consumption in whichever sector and wherever in the world you wish to launch your career. As a conversion programme for students from a range of undergraduate disciplines and with careful selection from your optional modules, you can begin to build an area of marketing specialisation to enhance your employability and help you achieve your career goals. Optional modules may include Services Marketing, Brand Design or Internet Marketing in the Information Society, as well as others, to meet your individual marketing interests.
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.
Graduates from this programme have secured employment at such diverse companies as Jamie’s Foods, Mars Petcare China, China Construction Bank, Revlon, Saatchi & Saatchi, Samsung Electronics and Nestlé.
Further information can be found at:
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.
Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.
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.
Pre-Masters programme for international students
The Graduate Diploma in Management run by the INTO University of Exeter Centre is a pre-Masters programme designed to enhance your subject knowledge, study skills and English ability. Successful completion of the Diploma (subject to achieving the specific grades of entry) gives students from overseas the skills needed for acceptance onto this Masters programme.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
65 with no less than 55 in all skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees per year 2018/19
- UK/EU: £12,300 full-time
- International: £20,600 full-time
Tuition fees per year 2019/20
- UK/EU: £13,300 full-time
- International: £21,500 full-time
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Global Excellence Scholarship
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.
Postgraduate Admissions queries
For any queries please complete our enquiry form
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 723246
Tier 4 fast-track visa
If your programme is 13-months or less you can benefit from a fast-track visa application and six months in the UK after the end of your programme. Click here for full details