Taught course

Advertising and Marketing

Coventry University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Accepted applicants will normally hold an honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant academic discipline, such as a marketing or business management degree. Applicants with a degree in another discipline may be admitted after consideration on a case-by-case basis. Applications from candidates with relevant experience are encouraged and will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Marketing - and advertising within it - comprise a vital and huge sector of the economy, requiring you to develop specialist skills and knowledge. By studying this course, you have the chance to learn the theories, strategies and practices needed to prepare you for a career harnessing the power of marketing and advertising to drive business growth, or positively change behaviours.

By studying MA Advertising and Marketing, you will be given the opportunity to gain an understanding of a variety of topics related to marketing communications, with specific reference to the advertising industry.

The course has a strong focus on corporate engagement, which enables you the opportunity to gain a wide range of transferable skills that could enhance your employability upon successful completion. This could include producing and pitching a marketing communications campaign, producing a sales management portfolio, online presentations and taking part in a simulated crisis management activity.

As well as featuring creative elements, the course will also give you the opportunity to develop your business acumen, by, for example, working with a client and working in a group to pitch a marketing communications campaign.You will also have the chance to take part in a simulation exercise and have the opportunity to apply the necessary skills to engage with the media in order to manage a crisis. The course examines marketing communications and the communications process to enable you the opportunity to develop your analytical skills when faced with ethical concerns in a variety of different contexts. You will have the opportunity to critically evaluate theories of cognitive, behaviour and social psychology, which are relevant to understanding the nature and effectiveness of advertising.

You will also have the chance to examine current research in advertising, focusing on the persuasive and/or informative effect of advertising, the internationalisation of advertising, the ethical and social aspects of advertising and advertising as a communication tool

The course aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the challenges of managing corporate communications, crisis management and public relations. You will examine real-life exercises and reflective accounts based on the awards of an acclaimed advertising festival. The course aims to develop your critical understanding of the principles and practice of selling and sales management as a key marketing communications tool in the international marketplace.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,550 (per year)
International students
£18,250 (per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Business and Law
+44 (0) 24 7765 8410