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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.53k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 20.1k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1021pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    Why is this subject for you?

    • You want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to help build relationships with consumers and satisfy their requirements
    • You want a career in areas such as digital marketing, advertising, brand management, market research, public relations or academia
    • You want to gain exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional examinations

    Marketing is concerned with identifying and anticipating customer wants and needs and satisfying them, ensuring profitability for the company.

    The MSc Marketing programme has been designed to equip the next generation of marketing professionals with the necessary conceptual, analytical and practical skills required by firms to compete in the hypercompetitive, dynamic and global marketplace that epitomises business today. The core philosophy running through the programme is that professional, contemporary and accountable marketing practice adds significant value to a firm’s operation and performance.

    The programme develops students financial, numerical and research skills and provides advanced study of contemporary marketing theory and practice through a range of specialised modules such as digital marketing and marketing analytics for managers.

    WHY QUEEN'S?

    Accreditation

    Accreditation has been gained from The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) – the leading professional body for marketers worldwide which exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Upon successful completion of the MSc Marketing programme, students will have a number of exemptions from CIM professional examinations: marketing, strategic marketing, and marketing and consumer behaviour. 

    Students of the MSc Marketing programme will be registered as students with CIM and will have access to all CIM resources including webinars and Marketing Expert (additional fee will apply). Students will be able to attend local CIM branch events and seminars, which offer networking opportunities and the chance to keep abreast of current marketing thinking and practice.

    Marketing Internship and Work-based Research Project

    Students have the opportunity to apply for minimum 12 week paid internship as an alternative to the traditional MSc dissertation in Semester 3. It is compulsory for students who secure an internship to submit a work-based research project as the final element of the MSc Marketing degree. This option provides students with the opportunity to apply and review academic and theoretical principles in practice. It also provides students with real-world experience of working in a marketing environment.

    Google Analytics Individual Qualification

    The Digital Marketing (featuring Google Analytics) module encourages students to work towards a Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ). This is a signal to employers that our MSc Marketing students have both the theoretical and practical skills to compete. The examination fee will be reimbursed by the School (subject to attaining the award during the module).

    SAS Training

    The Marketing Analytics for Managers module features SAS software. SAS Institute is a provider of tools, technologies and services focused on business analytics. A recent study shows SAS dominates the global advanced analytics market. This again is a signal to employers that our students have the theoretical, practical and industry-standard software skills to compete.

    Innovative teaching

    Teaching methods and learning may include lectures, tutorials, seminars, case studies, computer/software demonstrations, non-book media (videos and podcasts), individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, industry visits, practitioner workshops, and internship opportunities.

    tudents must complete 60 CATS per semester. The award of MSc is based on the accumulation of 180 CATS. The programme comprises seven taught modules plus a dissertation or marketing internship and work-based research project.

    Semester 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Accounting for Managers (10 CATS)
    • Consumer Behaviour (20 CATS)
    • Finance for Managers (10 CATS)
    • Marketing Management and Strategy (20 CATS)

    Semester 2

    Compulsory module

    • Research Methods for Business (20 CATS)

    Elective modules (select 2)

    • Digital Marketing (featuring Google Analytics) (20 CATS)
    • Marketing Analytics for Managers (20 CATS)
    • Marketing in the World Economy (20 CATS)

    Semester 3

    • Marketing Internship with Work-based Research Project (60 CATS)*
    • Dissertation (60 CATS)

    Modules are subect to change.

    *Students can apply for a minimum 12-week paid internship as an alternative to the traditional MSc dissertation in Semester 3. It is imperative to note that the selection criteria will be determined by the host company and that the selection and recruitment process will be on a competitive basis. Where a candidate is not successful in their pursuit of an internship in a host company, he or she will automatically defer to the traditional MSc dissertation option.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline.

    We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds so may also consider previous work experience alongside lower academic qualifications. Prior experiential learning in business, management or marketing in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis under the University's RPL Policy www.go.qub.ac.uk/RPLPolicy. A formal interview, the submission of written work, exam or GMAT test may form a part of this proceedure.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

    For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfastoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

    Please click the links below for more information:

    • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
    • See also the INTO Graduate Diploma in Management programme which combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university Masters degree
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