MSc Marketing (Advertising and Communications)

Marketing (Advertising and Communications)


This course will equip you with the skills necessary to develop a successful career in today’s dynamic and global marketing industry. This is reflected in or Dual Award from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) which highlights the relevance of the content, approach and philosophy adopted.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: January 2015.
Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Visit our fees and funding section for more information.

This course is aimed at students with a particular interest in marketing communications and who are aiming for a career in advertising or brand management.

Why study this course?

  • You will benefit from exposure to leading-edge marketing thinking, tools and techniques.
  • You'll gain insight from marketing professionals as well as experienced lecturers.
  • The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), meaning you will have exemption from two modules from the CIM's Professional Diploma.
  • You will consider aspects of marketing management and how marketing operates in a variety of different contexts.
  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from companies such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • Build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.

Study Routes

In addition to our MSc Marketing (Advertising and Communications) course, we are also able to offer students a more generic route through our MSc Marketing course.

Both courses are linked and share six of the eight modules. Two modules will specifically relate to your choice of route. Further details of the modules for each can be found under the course tab of course.

No matter which course you select, you will study a specialist marketing programme that has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge, understanding, practical abilities and confidence required by high-achieving marketing professionals in the global economy. Consultation with the marketing industry ensures that what you study is contemporary and that the course as a whole delivers what employers want from graduates, whilst maintaining the academic content required for study at this level.

This course provides students with accreditation towards the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Professional Certificate or Diploma award (depending one experience). Students graduating from our MSc Marketing courses are exempt from two of the four modules.

Download the CIM Accreditation sheet PDF icon for further information.

Scholarships and funding

Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.

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