The programme comprises of three distinct stages, Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDIP) Marketing, and MSc Marketing, with a range of compulsory taught modules (120 credits), and a non-taught element (60 credits). The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of 180 credits.
Certificate = Completing 60 credits:
- Understanding the Behavioural elements of Marketing: Knowing Your Consumer (20 credits)
- Polycentric Marketing Strategies: Going International 20 credits)
- Modern Marketing Research (20 credits).
Diploma = Completion of stage 1 and an additional 60 credits:
- E, Digital Marketing and Competitive Intelligence (20 credits)
- Effective Advertising for Competitive Advantage (20 credits)
- Academic Research for Business (20 credits).
Masters = Completion of stages 1 & 2 and:
- Dissertation (60 credits).
Learning & Teaching
The course is delivered with a mixture of lectures and seminars. Many of the assessments will be based on real world cases and therefore specialist guest speakers and visits to businesses will also form part of the learning journey. At Master’s level, self-management and independent research and study is expected with students being directed and encouraged to deepen their understanding of particular areas of Marketing. Moodle is used as an interactive VLE but the development of a learning community is particularly prevalent at Cardiff Metropolitan with excellent student support.
Assessment on the programme is mixed and will include a variety of formats.
Employability & Careers
The MSc Strategic Marketing programme has been designed for people wanting a successful and rewarding career in marketing generally, but also in the following, specific areas:
Digital and E marketing
International Marketing Strategy
Additionally the course is excellent preparation for continuing your study at MPhil or PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
All students should hold a relevant first degree or equivalent, at least Lower Second class or relevant experience, that will need to be evidenced and verified and for which references will be sought.
Students whose first language is other than English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least IELTS 6.0 – or equivalent. Students' not processing evidence in this area will be interviewed by the programme director and/or be requested to undertake a diagnostic test.
Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us.
Selection for this course is through an application form.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Place of Study:
Cardiff School of Management
One year full-time or two years part-time
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly.
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships