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Are you looking for a degree that will help you get ahead in the competitive world of marketing? It’s a career with great opportunities for progression and with the chance to work in any industry, anywhere in the world, there’s sure to be something to suit your skillset.

The MSc Management (Marketing) programme at Swansea University is for students interested in the challenges of global marketing activities and who would like to build a career within a marketing field. On this course you’ll pursue specialist topics such as integrated marketing communications and consumer behaviour.

The Management (Marketing) programme has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community. It also covers core management concepts such as managing financial resources, operations management, human resource management and marketing management.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence, the course is open to students from any discipline who would like to work in business or management. Once you have graduated you will receive a CMI level 7 certificate.

We know it’s a competitive world out there. To help you get the best from your studies and get ahead of the competition, the programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods.

Why Management (Marketing) at Swansea?

  • Open to applicants with no existing experience of business or management related subjects
  • Business Management is ranked in the UK Top 30 for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • All Management (Marketing) modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have industrial and academic knowledge
  • Professional body accreditation, which can help to accelerate your career
  • Swansea University was voted What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner -Postgraduate study
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014) 
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus

Your Management (Marketing)experience

From the moment you arrive as a Management (Marketing) student at the School of Management we will work with you to help build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

You will have unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team. You can go on a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or the Week of Work initiative.

We have strong links with a range of high-profile organisations including Dell and Ernst and Young.

All our Management (Marketing) students benefit from co-location with industry at the innovative Bay Campus, working alongside companies such as Fujitsu, in facilities that boast dedicated teaching space and study areas, and extensive IT facilities equipped with the latest hardware and specialist software.

Management (Marketing) employment opportunities

We have an excellent track record of placing our Management (Marketing) graduates with major multinational companies.

Your Management (Marketing) programme, with its CMI accreditation, will give you the opportunities to work across a wide range of sectors and thrive within this competitive market.  

Your next step could lie in any of these roles:

  • Marketing Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Management Consultant

Management (Marketing) modules

You will study a range of modules in semesters one and two of the Management (Marketing) course, before undertaking an independent project/dissertation in your third semester.

Modules on the Management (Marketing) course may include:

  • Dissertation (Directed Independent Learning)
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Research Methods
  • Digital Marketing

How you're taught on the Management (Marketing) course

The School of Management uses a variety of teaching methods, in the main, through weekly lectures and seminars. 

From the start of your degree in Management (Marketing), you will be immersed in our cutting-edge research and industry led teaching, having every opportunity to develop key transferable skills whilst meeting the learning outcomes set out in the module syllabus.

Professional Body Accreditation

Swansea University’s School of Management is an approved HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successful completion of the MSc in Management (Marketing) you will qualify for CMI’s Level seven Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

What is an accredited course?

One that has been approved by a relevant professional body as meeting its quality standards. It highlights a close link between industry and your course, bringing cutting-edge real-world practice into your studies. Counting towards professional qualifications and registrations, accredited courses can help fast-track you in your chosen career path.

What are the benefits of Professional Accreditations?

- Get a head start: Professionally accredited degrees will exempt you from specific early-stage professional exams/qualifications meaning you get a kick-start in your career.

- Support: Sign up for a student membership and start taking advantage of professional body career support as well as connections with peers and experts. It looks good on your CV and helps prepare you for employment.


For many professions, studying an accredited course is only the first step to becoming fully qualified.

You can check with the relevant professional bodies for other specific requirements.

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Visit the Management (Marketing) MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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