Taught course

Advertising and Marketing Communications

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Business School

Entry requirements

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require marketing study to be completed at undergraduate level.

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above). One academic reference is required. If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Creative marketers are in high demand as organisations, brands and agencies look for fresh perspectives on how to tackle existing and emerging challenges faced today. With the rapid inception of new technologies and channels, and changes in consumer behaviours and perceptions, the industry needs new thinking. Created in close consultation with senior marketing professionals and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), our MSc Advertising and Marketing Communications degree will prepare you for the dynamic world of marketing communications, equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make your mark.

Through contemporary case studies and applied projects, you will be introduced to the principles of communications, marketing and consumer behaviour and develop a comprehensive knowledge of advertising and communications theory and agencies management in global settings. In your third semester, you will choose an experiential project. With the opportunity to use your skills in a real-world setting, you can choose from completing a consultancy experience project, an internship experience project, or a business research project.
Designed for aspiring communications specialists
This course is aimed at students from a range of backgrounds who don't necessarily have a background in marketing or advertising. Whether you want to work for a creative advertising agency or in-house for major international companies, our MSc Advertising and Marketing Communications degree will ensure you learn the theory, tools and techniques needed to develop into an effective marketing specialist ready to operate at strategic and tactical levels in industry.
What you’ll gain from this degree?
  • a Graduate Gateway accreditation from the CIM which means you will have the option to gain exemptions towards professional qualifications - the Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing and the Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing.
  • the opportunity to attend different advanced workshops with our industry partners and expert practitioners, where you will sharpen your practical skills.
  • knowledge and understanding on how organisations develop marketing communications strategies and implement relevant tactics to enhance their brand reputation.
  • knowledge of the marketing communications mix and an applied knowledge of how to apply its elements in different circumstances.
  • a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of marketing and communications strategy development process.

This course will now be starting in January 2021.

Information for international students

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our website to find out more.

Pre-Masters and foundation degrees

If you need to do a foundation or pre-Masters course to meet our course requirements please contact Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-Masters courses page of our website.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

  • For 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • For 2-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and listening, and 5.5 in reading and writing.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our website.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements, please visit the pre-sessional English course page of our website.

Fees and funding

Please view the course page for the latest course fees. Nottingham Trent University offer a number of competitive scholarships. Find out more about fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    If you opt for the two-year option you can add a year’s work placement onto your course. It’s a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to help boost your career prospects once graduating. Completion of a placement means you'll also qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

Course contact details

Nottingham Business School
0115 848 4200