Taught course


University of Bristol · University of Bristol Business School

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a business, management or marketing-related discipline. Applicants with a lower class of degree with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a bachelors degree in Arts and STEM based subjects cannot be considered for the Marketing MSc, and should instead apply for the Management (Marketing) programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Institute of Data and Marketing (IDM), has been designed for graduates who aspire to a career or advanced study in marketing. It will prepare you to respond to the marketing challenges posed by today's global business environment. Our pathways allow you to specialise in marketing strategy or digital marketing, or to pursue a broader marketing degree programme.

Our MSc Marketing programme will help you achieve industry-recognised CIM and IDM qualifications which are highly sought after by employers, preparing you for a successful career in marketing.

Through the CIM accreditation, MSc Marketing graduates can achieve CIM qualifications at an accelerated pace with exemptions for two of the three modules required for the Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing, and one exemption for the Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing.

Through the IDM accreditation, our MSc Marketing students can gain a Certificate in Digital and Data Driven Marketing and Student Membership of the Data and Marketing Association (DMA).

By studying MSc Marketing at the University of Bristol, you will become part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students. You will be taught by experienced academics, many of whom are actively engaged in conducting pioneering marketing research at international level. 88% of our Business and Management research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021), reflecting its role in shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe and globally.

As an MSc Marketing student, you will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice by undertaking a project around a current marketing issue for an industry partner. Opportunities are coordinated by our dedicated specialist team, the Professional Liaison Network.

Students and graduates will also benefit from the reputation of the University, which ranks in the top 20 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Rankings, 2022); and top 50 in the world for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2022).

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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