The MSc Digital Marketing at Liverpool John Moores University will extend your knowledge of traditional marketing and equip you with the new knowledge and approaches needed to reach digital audiences.
-Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
-Programme at the cutting-edge of digital marketing practice, led by staff with strong links to professional bodies
-Developed in partnership with industry
-Accreditation by the Institute for Direct and Digital Marketing recognising that course content is of a professional standard relevant to potential marketeers
Digital Marketing is one of the biggest growth areas in present times. For those with a talent for understanding brand identity, there are many new and exciting opportunities to explore tone-of-voice, and to make connections through these ever evolving modes of digital communication.
A new breed of marketing professional is in demand, someone who is able to combine traditional marketing methods with new techniques and platforms to reach a digital audience and who is also creative, innovative and responsive.
Initially you will explore digital marketing principles and practices, emerging technologies and consumer behaviour in the digital age. You will develop a good understanding both of traditional marketing and of new ways of working in a digital environment, making the programme relevant to those who have studied marketing and those who are from technology backgrounds.
The IDM accreditation recognises that the course content is of a professional standard relevant to those who want to work in marketing. It gives you the opportunity to take the IDM Certificate in Digital Marketing alongside your studies, a professional qualification widely recognised by employers.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance below on modules for further information on what you will study.
Digital Marketing in Context
You will develop a critical, theoretical understanding of the field of digital marketing, gaining an in-depth appreciation of the key areas of digital including email marketing, online promotion, social media management, mobile marketing and SEO
Digital Marketing (current and emerging technologies)
Explore the key concepts and trends within digital marketing while building confidence to work with some of the significant, emerging technologies in this exciting new field. The module provides hands-on, interactive workshops which will allow you to gain the necessary practical skills for working with the various technologies in the field of digital marketing
Marketing, Consumer and Business Insights
By completing this module, you will understand the nature of the marketing function and the importance of marketing within the modern organisation
Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning
This module will provide you with a detailed understanding of how to plan a digital marketing campaign. You will evaluate relevant academic frameworks and up-to-date industry sources will be used to plan a detailed campaign based on a 'live' brief
Digital Marketing Campaign Management
This module complements 'Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning' and allows you to work alongside your client and develop your 'live' project
Research Methods for Digital Marketing
Develop an understanding of the key research methods necessary to analyse important consumer and market trends. This module prepares you for your dissertation
Complete a 15,000 word research study on a theme of your choice
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
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The MSc Digital Marketing Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University has been designed in conjunction with the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and the needs of the digital industry. It will equip you with a wide range of digital and social media marketing knowledge and techniques. The aim of the degree is to develop digital marketers who can succeed at a managerial level in today's demanding digital-marketing landscape.
Digital marketing channels have revolutionised the manner in which all businesses operate and market their business activities - as such digital marketing is a pivotal 'must do' activity. Consequently, employers from all sectors are seeking out graduates with digital marketing skills in an endeavour to capitalise on current and future digital trends. This degree has professional practice at its core with content being created and delivered by both academic staff and industry practitioners.
During your time with us, you will gain critical insights into:
The structure and content of the course will allow you to develop your skills through working on real campaigns in collaboration with relevant businesses. In addition to this there are additional opportunities to practise your digital skill by participating in the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) Student Marketing Competition. The competition will give you enable you to experience what it is like to work for an advertising agency by working on a campaign for a well-known industry brand with the three highest-scoring finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas to the client face to face.
Achieving all of this means our approach to teaching goes beyond merely presenting you with sets of theories and principles of marketing. Instead it extends to you being able to evaluate the usefulness of these theories and principles in practice through the use of case studies and 'live' projects. We believe this degree will give the skills and knowledge to excel at a managerial level by being equipped with the insights, education and critical understanding needed to operate in what is a dynamic and changing digital-marketing landscape.
Our MSc Digital Marketing degree is in the process of being awarded IDM accredited status - which will enable our students the opportunity to gain exemptions form the IDM Certificate in Digital Marketing.
*This programme is subject to validation for September 2018 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.
The programme is comprised of three distinct stages, Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Digital Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDIP) Digital Marketing, and MSc Digital Marketing Management, with a range of compulsory taught modules (120 credits), and a non-taught element (60 credits). The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of 180 credits.
Term 1 (Certificate = Completing 60 credits):
Term 2: (Diploma = Completion of stage 1 and an additional 60 credits):
Term 3: Masters = Completion of stages 1 & 2 and:
The course is delivered with a mixture of lectures and seminars. Many of the assessments will be based on real world cases and therefore specialist guest speakers and visits to businesses will also form part of the learning journey. At Master's level, self-management and independent research and study is expected with students being directed and encouraged to deepen their understanding of particular areas of Marketing. Moodle is used as an interactive VLE but the development of a learning community is particularly prevalent at Cardiff Metropolitan with excellent student support.
Assessment on the programme is mixed and will include a variety of formats . You are assessed throughout the course on the basis of coursework, presentations and examinations. Assessments take the form of examinations (seen/unseen, open book, essays/short answers), essays, practical assessment, presentations, individual and group reports, and a dissertation, many of which are focused on real-life cases studies.
The MSc Digital Marketing Management degree has been designed for people wanting a successful and rewarding marketing career in today's digital economy. Expected career paths include:
Additionally the course is excellent preparation for continuing your study at MPhil or PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Our CIM-accredited Marketing (Digital Marketing) MSc is designed for those seeking to develop their knowledge of digital marketing and e-commerce at an advanced level, preparing you for a career in marketing, advertising or social media.
On the course, you will:
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the world’s leading professional marketing body, this course progresses you towards Chartered Marketer status through exemptions from examinations of the institute.
This course is part of our Marketing MSc programme. All students complete the same core modules to give you practical knowledge in key marketing subjects, then from the end of your first term you will be able to tailor your course to your interests or career aspirations through a choice of specialisms and option modules, or continue on a more generalist route with our Marketing MSc.
The course is organised into three-hour blocks of teaching and seminar activities, which are based on specialist reading, research and case studies. Modules are assessed through essays, reports, group work, presentations and examinations.
All of our Marketing MSc courses share six core modules. This specialist route includes one subject-specific module (Digital Marketing), but also shares a range of optional modules which enable you to tailor the course to your own interests and career aspirations.
In the final phase of the course, you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation on a marketing topic of your choice, which will require you to make recommendations for real-life marketing practice. Throughout your dissertation, you will receive support from a supervisor who will help to guide you in your research.
You will learn through a combination of structured teaching and independent study and research. Modules will be assessed with a mixture of essays, reports, group work, presentations and examinations.
Students select six core modules and select one optional module.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the world's largest organisation for professional marketers. The CIM have awarded the course Multiple Award Pathway status, which means that you will have a number of exemptions from CIM qualifications.
CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers and – alongside our Marketing MSc – will ensure that you are equipped with the best education for a successful marketing career.
You will be entitled to free CIM affiliate-level membership, giving you access to a range of benefits and services. CIM membership is a clear demonstration of your commitment to ongoing professional development.
Membership benefits include:
You will also be able to take modules from your course that will help you gain the following CIM qualifications:
CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing
To obtain this certificate you will need to pass the CIM’s Integrated Communications module and one option module. You will be exempt from the CIM’s Marketing module.
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing
To obtain the diploma you will need to pass the CIM’s Marketing Metrics module and one option module. *
CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing
To obtain the diploma you will need to take the Branding and Marketing Communications module and pass the CIM’s Digital Marketing Essentials module and one option module. You will be exempt from the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour module.
Through our partnership with MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business you have the opportunity to gain an international perspective to your studies. On our study exchange programme you would join MIP’s International Master in Multichannel Marketing Management course, which is taught in English.
You will be able to choose from a range of modules including Design & Marketing: the Italian way in different sectors including for example Design, Fashion and Furniture, Automotive, Wine and Sports Marketing.
Digital media and marketing has grown into a multi-billion pound industry. As demand for digital marketing has grown, so has the number of specialist digital jobs in companies and agencies.
This course is ideal for potential marketing professionals and digital marketing specialists.
Graduates are likely to be able to choose from a wide variety of marketing careers, from those traditionally associated with marketing (such as advertising, direct marketing, event management, market research, public relations and sales) to specialist digital marketing roles such as:
The main objective of the program is to prepare future managers to work in Digital Marketing and CRM, two rapidly emerging & complementary marketing fields that represent new ways of conducting marketing and improving relationships with clients.
The focus of the Master of Science in Digital Marketing and CRM is to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of digital marketing and be able to analyze and exploit customer databases.
Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of managing customer relationships in a day-to-day business environment.
Accredited with the French National Association of Grandes Ecoles (La Conférence des Grandes Ecoles).
Advantages of the program:
- Combination of Digital & CRM
- Specialized and innovative program designed with experts in Digital Marketing and CRM
- Interactive education learning approach with academics and professionals
- Digital Marketing Manager and Brand Manager
- Web-Marketing Manager
- CRM and e-CRM Manager
- Traffic Manager
The Master of Science in Digital Marketing program is offered on a full time basis and the curriculum is developed around core courses and specialized courses in Digital Marketing and CRM. It also includes French or other foreign language courses.
The Master of Science in Digital Marketing and CRM outlines the management and marketing essentials needed to become efficient marketing managers.
In the light of the changes brought by internet, the program focuses on the fundamentals of doing business online helping students understand online consumer behaviour, how to develop effective websites, how to optimise digital strategy and communication across various channels and how to integrate new innovation.
MSc in Digital Marketing Curriculum -
The program helps students use new digital information systems and manage databases correctly in order to improve customer relationships which will consequently enhance the decision-making process and benefit the company.
The choice to study abroad is not only an academic decision, but also a financial one. Students need to be aware of the various cost involved in pursuing a master’s at IÉSEG.
Application process -
Admission is based on students’ online application available at https://application.ieseg.fr/ and the examination of the required documents. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis to qualified students. Decision release date: from Mid-October 2016.
May 30th 2018
€ 15,000 for domestic and international students.
International merit-based scholarships are available.
Funding and scholarship -
IÉSEG has a merit-based International Scholarship Program with a tuition waiver of 15 to 50% per year. Selection is based on the applicant’s previous academic performance and overall application portfolio.
The scholarship application is automatic; students do not need to apply separately.
All international students are encouraged to check with Campus France and their own government to see if there are any scholarships available. For American students please check with Sallie Mae for private loan options.
"I chose IÉSEG because of its rankings and it is more international than most business schools. I worked for nearly a year after graduation from university in an area related to E-commerce and the program in Digital Marketing & CRM is perfectly suited for my career path, which is to become a marketing director. I am very excited to continue my studies at IÉSEG!"
Xingyu ZHOU, 1st year student
The MSc in Digital Marketing enables you to specialise in planning and applying digital marketing strategies. You will develop a strong foundation in marketing theory and practice, combined with a specialist perspective on digital marketing and how it integrates into an overall marketing framework.
You have the choice of applying for an 8 month paid work placement in a marketing role instead of completing a dissertation or client project. By gaining this professional experience you will be well prepared for your future career.
Your individual employment prospects will be enhanced through knowledge of marketing and digital marketing theory and practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to sit the Institute for Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) Certificate level exam. IDM student members also benefit from digitally focused job opportunities available through the IDM’s digital hub.
The current fast-changing media and technology environment presents many challenges to marketers. You will develop the skills to analyse complex marketing situations in the digital environment, and reach decisions on solutions and actions. You will acquire the specialist digital marketing knowledge needed to understand and create digital marketing solutions, preparing you for a number of marketing roles including Digital Marketing Analyst, Social Media Manager, Communities and Social Media Specialist.
You will study eight compulsory modules and a module which helps develop your professional and academic skills. In addition, you will choose two optional modules and you also have the opportunity to apply for an 8 month paid work placement in a marketing role, or you can complete either a dissertation or client project. If you choose not to take a work placement, the course lasts 12 months. If you take the work placement the course last 17 months.
Please also refer to the course structure chart.
Optional Modules – choose one of the following
Much of the teaching on the course takes the form of interactive workshops, but there are also lectures from staff and visiting speakers. Lectures, discussions, role-play exercises and seminars are linked with selected case studies and assessments to strengthen your practical analysis and decision-making skills. You will develop your skills in working as part of a team through structured group assignments and online group-based marketing simulation.
You will gain practical experience and put your knowledge of marketing approaches and theory into practice during live research projects for an organisation. Teaching staff at the Business School are engaged in academic research and/or come from an industry background with in-depth practical experience of business and management issues. Visiting speakers from the world of business, consultancies and research bodies augment the programme through leading edge discussions and specialist events.
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We offer an International Business in Practice Study Trip module. The purpose of this study trip is to give postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction with management executives and practices through site visits to major corporations and agencies.
This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.
Our Masters in Digital Marketing course has been designed with an industry focus. We aim to provide you with a highly competitive qualification for the modern job market, in a vibrant commercial sector with a significant skills gap.
The course provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques. We will take an in-depth look at:
• Digital Marketing Communications
• Online Consumer Behaviour and Multi-Cultural Brand Management
• Contemporary Marketing Challenges
• Digital Marketing Tools
• Corporate Global Marketing and Responsibility
• New Venture Development and Project Management
• Digital Marketing Project (including research methods).
The MSc in Digital Marketing at UWL will give you a great knowledge of the latest online marketing trends and techniques in the digital marketplace.
You will learn:
Our MSc in Digital Marketing is a great start towards building a rewarding career. This practical vocational course will provide you with the confidence you need to create successful digital strategies.
During the course, you will have many opportunities to run digital marketing projects for real companies. The course also heavily adopts enquiry-based learning approach and so teaching methods such as case study and simulation games would be employed.
It provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques.
Our Digital Marketing MSc is:
Our academic staff have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world expertise, with over 100 years of combined industry experience in areas such as:
Their knowledge is extensive, current and, most importantly, transferable.
Our teaching staff includes Emmanuel Mensah Asiedu, Lecturer in Marketing and Management with 15 years' academic experience.
Emmanuel's research interest is in areas of: marketing, strategy, marketing communications a branding, mobile phone technology and Small Business Entrepreneurship in developing economies.
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Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.