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.
In the past twenty years, the web has had a major impact on the way in which we work, live and learn. As the sector continues to grow there is a constant need for individuals and organisations to keep abreast of new developments in the field. This programme has been designed to meet the needs of the global IT industry and will give you the advanced skills and expertise to excel in this fast-paced and competitive marketplace.
This fully online programme offers two specialised exit awards; the pathway you choose will depend on your own specific background and interests:
MSc Web Technologies
If your knowledge and experience of computing are already beyond that of an end-user and you wish to gain enhanced web technologies skills, then this pathway is for you. You will explore cutting-edge technologies and gain a solid grounding in programming and software development.
MSc Web Technologies with Management
This pathway, while primarily having a technological focus, will explore key aspects of business and management particularly relevant in an international environment. You will receive a thorough grounding in core management principles, practices and techniques strongly contextualised to web-based applications.
Both pathways will help you develop and build on your specific technical expertise, and gain practical, analytical, and highly transferable skills sought after by employers.
MSc Web Technologies:
MSc Web Technologies with Management:
Module list 1:
Module list 2:
On successful completion of the programme you will have improved your skills, confidence and knowledge levels, leading to enhanced career opportunities in different sectors of the IT industry. Alternatively, you may be interested in roles in the public sector, in academia, or through business start-up and growth.
From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying part-time who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).
Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.
Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company
You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan
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.
One of just a few specialist MSc Digital Marketing courses in the UK, this masters will bring you up to date with the latest digital marketing concepts and techniques, equipping you for a career in this exciting and dynamic industry.
Digital marketing techniques have become an integral part of organisations’ marketing strategies, generating demand for graduates who can make effective use of new and emerging platforms. On this specialised masters degree, taught in only a few UK universities, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on digital marketing concepts and techniques, and gain an understanding of the technologies that underpin them. You’ll develop your skills through real-world marketing projects and simulated business exercises. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities outside the course to practise your skills and grow your networks. One example is the innovative Digital Champions initiative, through which you could undertake paid digital projects on behalf of the University. You’ll be taught by academics who are active researchers with links to the University’s Web Science Institute, a world-leading centre for interdisciplinary web research. Their expertise ensures the course reflects the latest developments in the field.
Digital marketing techniques have become an essential element within organisations’ marketing strategies, creating a demand for graduates with an understanding of the latest trends and techniques in this area. This specialised MSc in Digital Marketing will give you the knowledge and practical techniques that employers in a wide range of sectors are looking for.
The course reflects the latest thinking in the field, informed by expertise within the Business School and our cross-disciplinary links with the University’s Web Science Institute, a globally renowned centre for Web research. The curriculum is regularly updated to keep pace with new developments.
We emphasise a critical approach to marketing that will stand you in good stead throughout your career.For example, you’ll be encouraged to evaluate whether emerging digital trends are likely to stand the test of time, and how your marketing activities will impact on your business and consumer stakeholders. We also encourage you to consider how marketing principles can be harnessed for the benefit of society as a whole.
Throughout your time with us you’ll be encouraged to set up blogs, contribute to the course Facebook group and work on your own online profile and networks. This will give you experience of building an online community, using principles that you can apply within a business. Learning about the effective use of platforms such as Twitter can also enhance your career prospects, as employers are increasingly using these networks to identify potential recruits.
This masters programme will suit graduates who have undertaken some marketing or business studies and who want to gain more specialist skill, or those with professional experience in a digital or marketing field who want to update their knowledge and advance in their career, or change their career direction. We attract talented students from many different countries, so you’ll learn about diverse cultural perspectives on digital issues.
Whether you are looking for your first job when you graduate, or want to advance your existing career, the MSc in Digital Marketing will equip you for success in a range of sectors. You might choose to work within a company’s digital marketing team, or take on a consultancy role. Or you could use your professional marketing skills to help grow a small enterprise or family business. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Hootsuite, EDF Energy, L’Oreal, ROKE and McCaan.
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 Salford Business School MSc Digital Marketing will equip you with the latest digital and social media marketing knowledge and skills needed in today’s demanding digital global economy.
During your time with us, you’ll examine products and services which are highly desirable to online consumers, while running real-life digital marketing campaigns by applying search and social media marketing techniques to support competitive marketing strategies. You will be taught by internationally recognised award winning experts based in the Salford Business School Centre for Digital Marketing.
On completion of the course, you will be in a strong position to take advantage of a wide range of managerial career opportunities including:
The course is currently delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.
From September 2017, this delivery format will change. Students will continue to study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching will be delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard. Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years.
You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. Our graduates have gone on to gain employment in a wide range of organisations, working in areas including brand management, marketing communications, social media marketing and heritage marketing.
This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including: