Taught course

Marketing Communications

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. You will need to hold a degree in a relevant subject (eg, marketing or business) or have a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. It will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of integrated marketing communications but within a strategic marketing context and managerial framework.

The programme will develop your critical awareness of contemporary strategic marketing issues, the role of communications in marketing, and a critical approach to the principles and practice involved in planning, creating, managing and evaluating communication campaigns which incorporate both traditional and new media.

Core modules include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Marketing Communications
  • Advertising and Sales Promotions
  • PR and Media Skills
  • Direct and Interactive Marketing

These are followed by the opportunity to deepen and apply your understanding of marketing communications through a range of specialist elective modules and a major personal research dissertation or company project.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days.

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year.

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships on our website

Fees and funding

Please visit our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005