Application deadline: The closing date for applications is normally the last working day of July each year; however an early application is advisable as places are limited.
Tuition fee:
  • € 11,960 / Year (EEA)
  • € 20,340 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: ECTS
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The MSc in Marketing is designed for students with some academic background in Marketing and Management Studies who want to enrich and extend their existing knowledge.

It is one of only a few marketing courses in the UK that is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), one of the world's largest organisations for professional marketers, while the international group of students we attract allows you to learn about international marketing issues.

This course offers you an opportunity for direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Diploma in Marketing, an enhanced qualification that employers value. An academic as well as a professional qualification on your CV will give you a huge differentiating factor, increasing your employment opportunities.

The course allows you to acquire a level of marketing knowledge that can either lead to a career in marketing or equip you for further academic study (i.e. for a PhD). The School's Marketing Division has a well-established reputation for international research excellence and quality teaching, and hosts a large and diverse faculty of thought leaders in several areas of marketing. Our teaching and research expertise includes consumption and consumer behaviour, services marketing, international marketing, not for profit marketing, relationship marketing, business-to-business marketing, and marketing strategy, among others.

The course aims at depth over breadth and includes significant small group teaching and tutorial work. The modules in the first semester provide the foundation for critical in-depth examination of marketing principles and research methods; in the second semester, the emphasis is on practice. After this, you will undertake a dissertation.

To bring marketing alive as a vibrant and important area of business expertise in modern organisations we include a variety of learning opportunities for our students such as guest speakers, industry placements, consultancy projects, and field trips.

Career Progression

MSc Marketing graduates have entered career areas such as Account Management, Business Development, Communication Planning, Corporate Marketing, Management Consultancy, Media Marketing, Public Relations and Sales Management. Some graduates have also gone into self-employment.


Students must select 180 credits in total.

Semester 1

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Theory

Choose one module from:

  • Further Quantitative Research Methods
  • Further Qualitative Research Methods

Semester 2

Core Modules

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Product Market Strategies

Choose a minimum of one module and a maximum of two modules from this group subject to meeting any pre-requisites*:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Practice
  • New Product/Service Development and Management

Choose no more than one further module from the list of Business School MSc optional modules, subject to meeting any pre-requisites and timetabling constraints.

MSc Marketing Dissertation (N14032)

* Not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.


To gain a place on our MSc programmes, you will need to meet our general as well as course-specific admission requirements.

Our general requirements cover English language and academic requirements:

General academic requirements

The academic requirement for each programme is normally a first or an upper second class honours degree from a UK university or an overseas equivalent.

Course-specific requirements

For some programmes, you will need to have studied or be studying for a degree in a subject appropriate to the programme you have chosen:

MSc in Marketing - Management or business studies with at least one core marketing module

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we may require evidence of your competence in English. Please see our guidance for information about exemptions. If evidence of competence is required we will accept:

  • An IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four elements of the test.

Or any one of the following two options:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 600, with a TWE score of 4.5.
  • An Internet-based TOEFL score of at least 100, with a minimum score in the individual elements of the test: 19 in writing; 19 in listening; 19 in reading and 20 in speaking.

IELTS is administered through British Council offices in many countries. For information about your local test centre contact the British Council in your own country.

Information is available at: or telephone the UK helpline on +44 161 9577755. Please note that you should apply to do the 'Academic' version of the test.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100


MSc Scholarships and Funding for 2013-14

Nottingham University Business School Scholarships

Up to two full tuition fee scholarships for the MSc Banking and Finance Programme (UK/EU/OS)

Up to two tuition fee scholarships for the following MSc Programmes (UK/EU):

  • MSc Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MSc Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Risk Management

Up to four full tuition fee scholarships for the full-time MSc Finance and Investment Programme (UK/EU/Overseas)

Up to four half tuition fee scholarships for any of the full-time MSc Programmes (UK/EU):

Up to two full tuition fee scholarships for the MSc International Business Programme (UK/EU/OS):

To be eligible to apply for any of these Scholarships you must have:

  • Been offered a place on one of the relevant MSc programmes (as specified)
  • Paid the £1,000 deposit
  • Applied for the scholarship by Friday 28th June 2013

We hope you still want to study for a Nottingham MSc even if your scholarship application is unsuccessful.
If we award you a scholarship, we may ask you to become a student ambassador to support and promote our MSc Programmes.


The award of this scholarship will be based on the following:

  • Level of academic achievement
  • Quality of essay
  • Evidence of capacity to excel on the Masters Programme

How to apply?

Complete the application form. Any queries, please contact the Postgraduate Office: Tel: +44 (0)115 8466603 or e-mail:

Non-Competitive Scholarships

The Business School is offering a 10% discount on tuition fees to any student that has previously graduated from University of Nottingham (UK/EU/Overseas). For more information, please contact the Postgraduate Office:
Tel: +44 (0)115 8466603

University and Research Council Scholarships

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Scholarships

The ESRC DTC Scholarships cover full tuition fees and an annual stipend £13,590 (current ESRC rate) for up to a period of 4 years. They are open to UK/EU applicants who wants to pursue a Masters plus PhD (1+3) on one of the following pathways within the Business School:

  • MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MSc in Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • MSc in Finance and Investment
  • MSc in Management
  • MSc in Marketing

MSc in Risk Management

Scholarship applications close in mid February 2013.
For further details please contact

International Office Scholarships

The University offers a wide range of international Scholarships, which are specific to countries or regions. For more information about all Business School and University of Nottingham Scholarships go to:

New for 2013/14 entry, the University's International Office has 30 Nottingham Alumni High Achiever Masters Scholarships for our own Nottingham, Malaysia and Ningbo campus alumni. These scholarships are worth 25% of the tuition fees. For more details about these scholarships, please view Nottingham Alumni High Achiever Masters Scholarship.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a guide to the more unusual alternative sources of funding which make awards to current and prospective postgraduates, regardless of course or nationality. It contains links to over 300 alternative funding bodies. Prospective students can request a copy via the Graduate School website.

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