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:
Digital Marketing and Analytics at Winchester advances your knowledge and skills in creating digital content, helping you to ensure your target audience sees and responds. The course also refines your skills in using data analytics, equipping you to develop and use appropriate digital marketing strategies to reach consumers, clients and partners.
You gain an overview of the evolution of marketing and the impact of digital technologies on the theory and practice of marketing, evaluate consumer behaviour models applied to the digital consumer, and monitor changing trends in various industries. You also develop integrated digital marketing communication plans and gain a critical understanding of how to mix traditional and new marketing research tools to obtain relevant and meaningful data. The course also covers the development and management of websites, with incorporated blogs, and how to use social media as a marketing communications tool.
Modules include Digital Consumer Trends, Integrated Digital Marketing Communications Web Design and Analytics and Social Media Marketing and Analytics. For the final dissertation/consultancy project, you are given a live brief from an external organisation facing digital marketing-related issues. You collate, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to identify issues and provide a report with a set of realistic recommendations and solutions. As you learn the practical skills required for success in current and future business environments, there is extensive interaction with industry experts and there are optional, non-credit bearing, fieldwork and internship opportunities. Throughout the course, you are provided with live briefs from businesses facing issues currently or with recent case studies.
The programme makes extensive use of industry experts and practitioners as visiting speakers in order to enhance the currency and relevance of the topics discussed in each module. Module tutors adopt practical forms of study such as workshops and workplace visits wherever possible.
Graduates enter roles in marketing, customer relationship management, pay-for-click, e-commerce, search engine optimisation, digital account management, web design, copyrighting and social media management.
Graduates enter roles within marketing, customer relationship management, pay-per-click, e-commerce, search engine optimisation, digital account management, web design, copywriting and social media management.
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The programme makes extensive use of industry experts and practitioners as visiting speakers in order to enhance the currency and relevance of the topics discussed in each module. Module tutors are encouraged to move away from traditional lecture and seminar delivery modes and to adopt practical forms of study such as workshops and workplace visits wherever possible. Students are provided with live briefs from businesses facing issues currently or recent case studies.
Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus (Winchester) or at our West Downs Campus (Winchester)
Start date: September
Teaching takes place: Daytime
Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
You will develop your employability and enhance your CV from day one, with a focus on the skills that employers want within this dynamic industry. Modules in social media marketing, campaign planning, customer insight and global marketing will prepare you for a number of digital marketing opportunities on graduation.
This degree route provides a critical appreciation of the elements which digital marketing strategies cover, including web site development and analytics, consumer behaviour, social media marketing, digital campaign planning and branding within the global marketing context.
You will be introduced to current and relevant examples of digital marketing and be given the opportunity to develop digital marketing plans for a range of companies and situations.
Contemporary issues in digital marketing will be discussed and used in class groups to develop your understanding of the opportunities and multi-channel management decisions facing marketers.
Using this knowledge, allied to the use of models and tools, will prepare you for employment in areas such as, campaign management, paid search advertising, social media marketing and other digital marketing roles.
Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.
At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.
We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.
A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.
We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.
There are also purpose built classrooms for the teacher training courses, as well as lecture and seminar rooms.
Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.
Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations.
An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.
You will be assigned a Personal Tutor from the start of your course who will work with you throughout your studies to help you achieve your academic best.
There are a number of roles for which the course will prepare you, both client side, as well as within an agency. These could include account management, campaign management, search engine optimisation and customer relationship management.
The course is mainly assessed through coursework.
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.
Whether you are starting your career in journalism or you are an experienced reporter looking to get to grips with a changing industry, this is your opportunity to sharpen the skills now demanded by employers.
You will develop your understanding of the very latest communication tools and technology while you engage with social media, search engine optimisation, crowd sourcing and user-generated content. You will also focus on the traditional media platforms of newspapers, television and radio.
This was the first journalism course in England to be taught from within a business school, providing students with access to our extensive contacts in industry. You will be able to take advantage of these links as you report on new developments, expanding companies and high-profile business leaders in a thriving city. You will also benefit from our contacts with an array of media organisations offering invaluable work placements and employment opportunities. Previous students have enjoyed work experience with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
We encourage you to get hands-on journalism experience and our previous students have enjoyed work placements with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated newsroom and both television and radio studios.
We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.
You will have the opportunity to showcase your work - whether it be editorial, audio or video. Through our multi-media Student Journalism Website you will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a dedicated newsroom with the latest Apple Mac Technology, television and radio studios, portable radio studios for outside broadcasts, microphones and high-definition cameras.
Instilled with an international perspective on media law, ethics and regulation, you will have the expertise and confidence to conduct research, develop contacts and write editorial for global audiences on a variety of topics. You could forge a career in journalism, PR, social media, communications, digital marketing, SEO or brand management across many different industries, while specific roles could include editor, reporter, including foreign correspondent, or feature writer.
This programme takes graduates from many disciplines and provides them with the skills to plan, design, build and promote effective websites. It is designed for people who manage corporate websites, those who wish to start their own web business and those who would like to build a career in the web design industry. The design of excellent websites presents a notable intellectual challenge and, during the programme, students develop a contemporary, professional and 'real-world' approach. Our objective is to provide a balanced education in the three main aspects of web design: technical, functional and aesthetic.
The technical aspects provide an understanding of the tools, technologies and principles used for the design and development of contemporary websites. This includes the creation of semantically correct markup, the separation of presentation from content (HTML and CSS) and compliance with web standards (W3C).
The functional aspects focus on the creation of websites that provide a good user experience. Principles include, information architecture, content strategy, accessibility, search engine marketing and optimisation (SEM/SEO).
The aesthetic aspects of web design are considered in relation to graphic, artistic, typographic and business objectives, including corporate identity and branding.
The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces.
Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian.
The aims of the programme are:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Students are assessed through coursework, a portfolio of project work and their involvement with online activities.
This programme offers enhanced skills for use within the applicant's current career or a new career in web design. Graduates from this programme are now working as front-end developers, user experience designers, SEO consultants and project managers in digital media.
For more information on the MA Web Design & Content Planning, please visit the programme's website.
The growing importance of digital technologies has created a number of challenges for marketers. The number of channels through which to reach individuals has multiplied, whilst customers are better informed and more connected than ever. They communicate with each other, influence buying behaviour and brand reputation, and provide marketers with a wealth of insight to an extent unimaginable a few years ago.
Not sure which pathway to choose (International Marketing or Digital Marketing)? Apply for the one that you feel fits you better and you will be able to change the pathway within the first few weeks from your arrival to the university.
This programme provides students with the business context and the tools needed to make the best use of digital channels, helping them to better understand how customers and prospective customers communicate with firms online. Key topics covered include the commercial and social context behind digital, search engine marketing, developing content, digital marketing strategies, and building effective relationships with customers through social media. You will understand how to apply the key building blocks of successful digital strategies.
Career and personal development planning is integral to our master's courses. We have a team of career professionals offering support, to give you the fundamental tools needed to achieve your career aspirations.
This innovative new course gives you a firm grounding in the two disciplines of management and marketing in an international context. You gain knowledge and an understanding of the global influences on business and marketing, together with the ability to analyse marketing management decisions in an international setting.
If you are a business graduate or a graduate from a related discipline and want to pursue a career in management or marketing, this is the course for you. It is also ideal if you are already working in a marketing environment.
The course is the ideal foundation for students from a business or marketing background who are looking to develop management or marketing careers, but who do not yet have significant experience.The marketing consultancy project is considered to be one of the highlights of the programme, enabling you to work on live consultancy projects with local SMEs. Mentoring by local CIM practitioners through the Marketing Consultancy module links with the activity generated through Teesside Marketing Clinic. This gives you opportunities to network with local employers and gain invaluable experience of putting theory into practice. The Digital Marketing Theory and Practice module evaluates ways in which an organisation can deliver an online customer experience and the importance of the online presence to develop and support branding and customer service objectives. Search engine optimisation, customer acquisition and retention, display advertising, advergaming, mobile marketing, email marketing, viral marketing, online PR, affiliate marketing, social media, video and etailing are all explored in detail.
The programme develops your understanding of strategic issues in marketing and management. It reflects the main functional areas of international business and integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context.
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
You learn through a variety of methods both in the classroom and also in workshops. The lectures/workshops are designed to enable you to apply the theoretical approaches you have learned into live and practical situations relevant to industry's needs today.
Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group work and practise in the Marketing Clinic. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content and provide feedback.
How you are assessed
Assessment methods vary according to the module studied and may include essays, report writing, presentations, formal examinations and course work.
This programme equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in a career in marketing or management. It is relevant to the private and public sectors, as well as profit and non-profit organisations.