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MA Marketing draws on the latest marketing research to provide you with a highly practical postgraduate degree. You'll study the latest thinking in strategic marketing management, and also have the option to study topics such as e-marketing, consumer research, social media, analytics and digital research.
This degree is ideal for marketers who are ready to take the next step in their careers, or professionals in other fields who want to move into marketing.
In addition, this course is offered with an optional 12-month work placement for an additional fee (24-month total course duration). See MA Marketing (Professional Pratice).
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, class discussions and case study exercises. You will have a Peer Learning Support Group (PLSG) where you will be able to work with other students, and support each other.
Your progress will be assessed with written assignments, presentations, portfolios of evidence and time-constrained assignments.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.
The exact list of modules available will depend on student demand and resource availability. Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
To apply for this course, you will need a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Tuition fees are:
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals are classed as international, however 21/22 entrants will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the (postgraduate) home tuition fee rate for the duration of their studies. The discounted fee will be reflected on your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
When you graduate from this MA Marketing course, you’ll be ready to step into a senior marketing role in a wide range of industries. As a marketing professional you could work in-house for an organisation, or find a role in a specialist marketing agency.
Our Business graduates have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.
The average salary of a marketing manager is £37,000, with marketing directors earning an average of around £77,000, according to Marketing Week/Ball and Hoolahan.
Optional 12-month placement
The optional MA Marketing placement route is a 12-month taught course followed by a 12-month work placement, facilitated by the University.
Following the two semesters of teaching, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement to utilise and demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a work environment. The University will support you in securing a paid placement or work experience. Our dedicated faculty placements team is well-connected with regional and national employers and each year places candidates in roles including marketing, human resources, finance, operations and supply-chain positions. Securing a paid work placement is a competitive process and we will help you with the selection process from application to interview.
Our students have secured placements with companies including: Nissan, Caterpillar, Fujitsu, Network Rail and White Lodging Services, as well as small entrepreneurial firms in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Our guest speaker programme enables you to learn from business professionals, which can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts. Past guest speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales and Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO.
In addition, you'll have the opportunity to compete against students at other universities at the annual Greggs Marketing challenge competition and get practical marketing experience working with live client briefs at Sunderland Marketing Hub, a facility that brings together students, businesses and marketing academics at the University to work on real marketing projects.
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