1 year




English Requirements

IELTS | Language Cert. | TOEFL | PTE



Focusing on a management approach within advertising and PR, this career entry course aims to enhance your understanding of the discipline and develop your managerial skills. Leading Advertising and PR agency, Rock Kitchen Harris, provide thought leadership on the postgraduate course, giving contextual advice and guidance on industry processes and future trends. This constant review of the academic curriculum provides students with market leading industry guidance, supported by academic expertise.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for a Dual Award, you can achieve the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing as part of your degree. This qualification is highly valued by employers.

Through a combination of theory and practice, you will study modules that reflect the changing marketing landscape. This includes areas such as social and digital marketing, branding and communications.

You can also choose to complete the Business Research Project module. This will see you work on a real-life project supplied by an external business and provide evidence-based solutions to that organisation – a great opportunity to experience life as a professional within this sector while studying, giving students a strong practitioner background for job applications and interviews.

Key features
  • This is a career entry course for those who have no previous qualifications or work experience in marketing or advertising and PR.
  • This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR), allowing students the opportunity to become a member for only £36 a year to make use of networking and career development opportunities.
  • Guest lectures from senior staff members at leading agency Rock Kitchen Harris.
  • If you complete the elective Direct and Digital Marketing module, you will receive exemptions from the Certificate in Direct and Digital Marketing awarded by the Institute of Direct Marketing.
  • Tailor the course to your career aspirations by choosing from a range of elective modules.
  • This course will help equip you with the skills needed to work in areas such as communications, advertising, marketing, PR and media agencies.
  • Develop professionally and personally during the course, which will help you gain an advanced understand of the key marketing issues facing organisations and place you in a strong position to embark on a career in this sector.

Entry Requirements:

Four-year bachelor’s degree (BSc or BEng) from a recognized university with 55%, or GPA 2.2/4.0, or equivalent

Four-year bachelor’s degree (BA or BBA) from a recognized university with 65%, or GPA 2.6/4.0, or equivalent

Some courses have additional entry criteria such as a portfolio, work experience or require you to have a degree in a related field.

English Language Req:

If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide an IELTS certificate, or equivalent. Our postgraduate IELTS requirements are:

IELTS 6.0 for Business and Computing courses
IELTS 6.0-6.5 for Art, Design and Engineering courses
IELTS 6.5 for Humanities, Media, Law and Science courses

Fee & Funding:

2023/24 tuition fees for EU and international students: £17,200

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