Taught course

Marketing Management (Advanced)

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Marketing or a related Business Management degee with minor marketing components. We welcome students with marketing experience gained within a degree in Marketing or related Business Management degree, or practically within industry.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

Months of entry


Course content

Marketing is the dynamic core of business and can be a force for strategic change. However, what does it take to create a marketing visionary? How do you ensure communications flow across global business landscapes?

The MSc Advanced Marketing Management programme creates the next generation of marketing leaders. It develops advanced professional thinking, analysis and marketing management skills. It is the ideal next step for marketing or business management graduates who want to uncover deeper marketing insights. It also offers aspiring marketing managers the chance to develop their skills.

Our core modules provide broader marketing management knowledge, such as Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Philosophy of Social Science, Collaborative Skills, the Mindful Marketer, Practising Marketing Management, and the final AMM Dissertation. In addition to these core modules, you will choose two out of three specialisation pathways (global marketing, digital marketing and responsible marketing) to gain higher-level professional insight and enhance your employability as a marketing and management specialist.

Client interaction is integral to teaching. We develop the next generation of leadership through encouraging Group Work, Group Contracting, a Marketing Consultancy Experience Scheme, and Away Days. Your final dissertation can be library-based or you can choose to solve a problem for a key partner company, a social entrepreneur, a charity or a media organisation.

You will develop an understanding of management nuances and will be able to learn how to work effectively in teams as you confront business challenges. You will learn how to speak strategically from a managerial platform and manage multiple stakeholders. Our graduates have the skills to tackle evolving marketing problems and to solve social issues.

As part of the UK’s longest-established Marketing faculty, this programme has been established for more than a decade so you will access a valuable and extensive database of global alumni. Many act as guest speakers and provide career feedback. We also offer dedicated marketing career support with help navigating recruitment processes, CV development and career planning.

Course Content

Over the first two terms, you study two core modules:

  • Marketing in Practice
  • Researching Markets and Marketing

During your second term, you will also study the core Brand Management module along with two of the three specialisation pathways:

  • Responsible/Social Marketing pathway
  • Critical Consumption
  • Responsible Markets
  • Ethics, Sustainability and Behaviours in Marketing Management
  • Global pathway
  • Global Business Marketing
  • Global Strategic Marketing
  • Global Consumer Culture
  • Digital Pathway
  • Understanding Online Consumer Engagement
  • Content and SEO
  • Campaigns, Insights and Analytics

In the third term, from May to July, you work onyour master's dissertation with support from your dissertation supervisor. You will submit it at the start of September, at the end of your master's programme.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods vary from module to module and include coursework, essays, formal examinations, group reports, case study analyses and presentations. These methods are designed to give you a range of skills and experience to enhance your learning.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The MRes degree is based on the MSc in Advanced Marketing Management and shares the taught component with students from both programmes studying together.

Course contact details

LUMS Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 592938