Taught course

Marketing and Consumer Psychology

University of Sussex · University of Sussex Business School

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn how successful organisations use psychology to understand consumer behaviour, and gain the skills to apply psychology in a business context. Consumer psychology is key to:

  • understanding buyer behaviour
  • enabling organisations to design innovative products
  • creating effective communication messages.

This course prepares you for careers building on both disciplines – whether you want to work in marketing, or apply psychological theories to the business world. Your studies culminate in a research project that bridges marketing and psychology.

You’ll benefit from the academic expertise and industry experience of the School of Psychology and the University of Sussex Business School.


The University of Sussex Business School is accredited by EQUIS, the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. Accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control, benchmarking against international standards and is acknowledged worldwide.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected our online prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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