Taught course

Management and Marketing

Aberystwyth University · Aberystwyth Business School

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent. Mature applicants with relevant experience may also apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The masters in management programmes at Aberystwyth University are intensive, one year programmes of study designed for students from all disciplines. All five programmes cover the fundamental areas of general management while also covering in depth the specialist area relevant to the chosen degree.

The master's in management and marketing is a taught, one-year, full-time programme. The course is divided into three 15 week semesters. In the first two semesters, contact time averages about 15 hours a week for the first ten to twelve weeks, leaving the last three to five weeks for examinations. The third semester is given over to the Managerial Reports Module, which involves 12 hours of workshops and then ongoing contact time with your tutor as you prepare a substantial piece of work (up to 14,000 words) on a real-world business and management topic.

The Management Strand

This degree will suit you, whether you are intending to be a manager in Marketing, or a general manager or entrepreneur who understands marketing. So, especially in the first Semester, the Management strand of the Master's degree in Management and Marketing covers the fundamental aspects of Management: managing people (Human Resource Management); managing money (Accounting for Managers); managing business information (Management Information Systems) and so on. Whatever the subject of your first degree, the Aberystwyth Masters in Management and Marketing will give you an essential grounding in the knowledge base and skill set which today's managers require.

The Marketing Strand

In a global, multi-media marketplace, modern managers and entrepreneurs require a more sophisticated understanding of marketing than ever before. Decisions about strategy and financial planning in business are crucially dependent on market conditions and opportunities, locally, nationally and internationally. Focusing on marketing, in the second semester, this master's degree in management and marketing will equip you, as a manager, with the key skills you need to commission or carry out national and international market research, to analyse its results, to understand monsumer behaviour, and to formulate, execute and monitor a marketing strategy for your business which uses the most effective media for the best consumer targets.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Carys Pike
+44 (0) 1970 622523
+44 (0) 1970 622524