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Advertising and Marketing MA

OVERVIEW

The Advertising and Marketing MA degree focuses on the link between organisations and the customer. It will help you to develop a greater understanding of how to produce persuasive communications and give you a broader perspective on aspects of marketing communications.

The course provides opportunities to work on live or near live projects so that students can gain further experience to assist them in the work place.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Accreditation

Chartered-Institute-Marketing-CIM-Coventry-University

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course gives you the opportunity to:

  • develop both cognitive and practical skills in advertising and marketing;
  • study a variety of advertising and marketing topics which includes creative development, copywriting, brand management and development, media consumption and selection and communications management;
  • have the option of enrolling on the internship programme, providing the opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

At the start of the course all marketing students will study a common core:

  • consumer behaviour;
  • principles of marketing;
  • marketing communications;
  • information acquisition and analysis.

After this students will study specific modules. This provides an opportunity to select from a range of topics, including e-marketing and services marketing. So whether you are interested in strategy, internationalism, contemporary theory or communications, the Coventry University Business School postgraduate marketing suite offers you an outstanding opportunity to enhance your career prospects.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The MA Advertising and Marketing is suited to graduates seeking career development and opportunities in marketing agencies or marketing positions in organisations which include creative advertising development responsibilities. Previous graduates have secured exciting and rewarding positions in a wide variety of marketing areas such as brand management, creative advertising development working with the leading organisations worldwide such as Jaguar Landrover, Zurich and many others.

Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this course is also mapped for maximum exemptions against the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing. This means that you have the opportunity to work towards achieving the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing while studying and may graduate with an enhanced qualification that is highly sought after by employers. Our students need only complete two units of the Diploma to gain the qualification in full.

With appropriate work experience you will be eligible for Associated/Member status from CIM and awarded designatory letters ACIM/MCIM. With this you will be well on your way to Chartered Marketer status, the mark of an up-to-date, qualified and experienced marketing professional (additional fees may apply).

WORK PLACEMENTS

As part of the Advertising and Marketing MA degree students have the option of enrolling on the internship programme. This module normally lasts between 8–12 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

Coventry University Business School works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships.

Eligibility

Students must successfully meet the following assessment criteria:

  • Academic: successful completion of all Semester 1 modules including research methods at the first attempt;
  • CV shortlisting: submit a CV which will be used for competitive shortlisting by the internship panel;
  • Presentation: prepare and successfully deliver a formal presentation;
  • Interview: interview with the University internship panel.

Assessment

After completing the Internship, you are required to write an extensive report based on the managerial and educational experience derived from the internship itself and present your findings to both the employers and academic staff.

More information on the internship programme offered by Coventry University Business School.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
BEST114
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time

Fees:
£9,602

Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

UK students only: +44 (0) 24 7765 4321

International and EU students: +44 (0) 24 7765 2152

UK students only: ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

International and EU students:

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