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MSc Marketing

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full-time
Starts: September
Suitable for: any discipline including business and management. This course is not suitable for students who have previously studied a significant amount of marketing
Admission requirements: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
English requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element
+44 (0) 115 951 5559

Develop your understanding of consumption and consumer behaviour, service, international, not-for-profit, relationship and business to business marketing, and marketing strategy with this Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) backed course.

We offer first-class teaching that is practically focused and grounded in the latest ideas and principles in marketing practice. We work with prominent organisations and industry to ensure that the teaching remains relevant to employers. 

Our Marketing division is one of the largest in the UK with an impressive international research profile and record of quality teaching. The course is designed to address the need for academic rigour and an appreciation of practical issues in marketing.

CIM accredited

Thanks to a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), you can complete the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing alongside your MSc studies at no extra cost. This means you will graduate with two internationally recognised professional qualifications:

  • an MSc in Marketing from a leading business school
  • a diploma from one of the world’s foremost professional bodies for marketing.

Many employers require these for a career in marketing and communications. It will give you a distinct advantage in today’s competitive jobs market as it clearly demonstrates your commitment to a career in marketing. The CIM diploma is delivered by Cambridge Marketing College.

This course is suitable for any graduate except if you have previously studied a significant amount of marketing.  

Industry input

Small group teaching reinforced by core seminar sessions is something you will not find everywhere. You will have the opportunity to learn from guest speakers and participate in industry placements and field trips.

After graduating, you can choose to continue your studies with the CIM and, with appropriate employment experience in a marketing related role, gain full member status (MCIM) and become a Chartered Marketer.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners.

The University of Nottingham has joined forces with the CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.   

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Presessional english for academic purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10 and 5 week Business and Management English language and study skills courses, designed to prepare you for masters courses in the Business School.

More information can be found on the Apply page

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

Semester 2

At least two from:

And a further one from:


12,000-15,000 word Marketing dissertation or Marketing Project.


Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667