MSc Marketing degree

Entry requirements
2:2 +
Full-time
1 year
Part-time
Not available
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£13,800
International fee
£23,200
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

Overview

Our MSc Marketing programme will equip you with the marketing knowledge and analytical skills required for a range of exciting marketing roles in today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world.

You will benefit directly from expert teaching by leading researchers, academics, and practitioners, many of whom are world-renowned in their fields. During the year you will discover the secrets behind effective strategic marketing management in a global marketplace, learn the techniques used in conducting and analysing market research, and explore the marketing mix in an international context as well as having a Masterclass from a prominent marketing practitioner.

In addition to our MSc Marketing degree, you will also have the opportunity to study towards The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Accredited Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing whilst on campus. This is optional, entirely separate to the master’s degree programme. The programme involves an additional fee and is taught by our training partner TMLA, an Accredited Study Centre for the Chartered Institute of Marketing. The university is part of the CIM Graduate Gateway, which means you will be exempt from taking the exam and will only need to submit two written assignments by the end of the programme. Full details will be provided at induction, including the additional fees for the course.

Find out more about studying Marketing, how it’s used by organisations, meet our academic experts in this area and explore our related subject areas to find the right MSc programme for you.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Marketing programme is unique in offering an exciting opportunity for graduates with an interest in marketing and management to develop a deep understanding of marketing theory and practice, as well the opportunity to graduate with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM) Diploma in Professional Marketing alongside the MSc.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

What makes this programme different?

  • learn effective, strategic marketing management
  • opportunity to gain a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing
  • scholarships available for the best candidates
  • study at a top 10 UK business school.

What you'll study

Our MSc Marketing aims to provide you with a relevant, applied and integrated curriculum through close links with businesses and commercial organisations, and appropriate academic research.

Human Resource Management (15 credits)

This module will introduce you to the range of alternative techniques and strategies for managing people at work and will develop your expertise in evaluating the different techniques and strategies in varied circumstances.

Module content

Topics covered will focus on the key areas of human resource management (HRM), such as:

  • the nature of HRM
  • performance and reward
  • recruitment and selection
  • training and development
  • organisational culture
  • international perspectives
  • ethical perspectives.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the philosophy and principles of HRM
  • assess some key techniques for managing people and their strengths and weaknesses
  • analyse key contemporary issues in relation to HRM
  • conduct research, using various data sources in order to integrate theory and practice regarding people management activities in work organisations
  • analyse organisational practices in order to identify the assumptions which underpin them
  • work effectively in a small team to conduct research into HRM issues
  • critically evaluate international and comparative perspectives of HRM
  • analyse the ethical implications of HRM practice in an organisational context.

Teaching and learning

  • seminars: 3 hours
  • lectures: 33 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3-hour exam: 100%

Marketing in the Organisation (15 credits)

This module examines the principles of marketing, from theoretical and practical perspectives. It will enable you to develop an understanding of applied marketing and build a solid foundation in the subject.

Marketing content

Topics studied may include:

  • marketing environment
  • marketing planning process
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • marketing orientation, organisational and consumer buyer behaviour
  • the marketing information system
  • the marketing mix.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • explain the critical issues relating to each marketing mix element
  • comprehend the new media and its effect on marketing
  • construct a framework marketing plan for an organisation
  • analyse the marketing environment of an organisation
  • debate marketing issues in a group setting
  • analyse marketing problems using appropriate marketing tools
  • work effectively in a small team on analysing and solving marketing problems
  • make oral presentations to a management audience
  • select appropriate tools and techniques to support creative ideas
  • demonstrate effective communication and report writing skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours (includes 12 hours of blended learning)

Assessment

  • individual coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

This module will give you an in-depth knowledge of the innovation process, its importance to the economy and an understanding of the factors affecting its success. You will also explore the academic theories of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour and how these relate to the innovation process.

Module content

  • the innovation process and its importance to the economy
  • factors affecting the success of the innovation process, including intellectual property management, project planning and post implementation monitoring
  • management of the innovation process
  • the link between innovation and entrepreneurship
  • innovations in marketing
  • entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour in marketing organisations.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the complexity of the innovation process
  • the types and patterns of innovation
  • the interrelationship between an organisation's environment and its innovative capability
  • the academic theories of entrepreneurship
  • the interconnectedness between entrepreneurial behaviour of individuals and organisations and their ability to innovate.

You will also be able to:

  • relate innovation theory to the performance of organisations
  • interpret company performance in relation to the dynamic environment in which it operates
  • recognise the need for entrepreneurial behaviour in organisations
  • synthesise information from appropriate sources
  • demonstrate rational use of business and risk analysis tools to analyse performance
  • assess cognitive, conative and emotional components of entrepreneurial attitude
  • select and use appropriate investigative and research skills
  • demonstrate effective report writing skills
  • demonstrate resourcefulness to carry out data collection
  • understand your own skills in relation to real world opportunities
  • demonstrate an awareness of innovation processes in organisations
  • demonstrate entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 12 hours
  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • group poster presentation: 50%
  • individual written assessment: 50%

Market Research Methods (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. provide an understanding of the key concepts and techniques used in marketing research
  2. develop your skills for evaluating marketing research data
  3. complement your knowledge of basic marketing
  4. enhance your communication and team-working skills.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the role of research in marketing decision making
  • the market research industry
  • research process and design
  • secondary and primary data collection
  • measurement
  • sampling
  • basic data analysis and interpretation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the importance of research for marketing decisions
  • describe key techniques used in marketing research
  • evaluate the impact of contextual influences on marketing research
  • debate marketing research issues in a group setting
  • critically appraise alternative research techniques
  • apply research techniques to solve marketing problems
  • work independently and manage time effectively
  • work effectively in a small team on case studies and exercises
  • explore and use different learning resources.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Personal Development for Study and Employability (15 credits)

This two-semester module will:

  1. encourage you to take ownership of your personal learning and development
  2. improve your capabilities in the area of literature searching, referencing, academic writing and critical analysis for academic research
  3. develop your understanding of the needs of organisations in the international business environment, including the methods of recruitment used by global organisations
  4. give you the skills to develop your own body of evidence of your demonstration of management competencies.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • literature searching using reputable sources
  • Harvard referencing for business and management
  • management competencies and the requirements of organisations
  • the current business environment and trends in the labour market
  • skills identification and promotion throughout the job application process
  • interpersonal skills and team working
  • human behaviour and body language

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • appropriate resources for academic literature searching
  • effective acknowledgement of sources using appropriate referencing techniques
  • the complexity of the current global business environment
  • management competencies and how to effectively market themselves for recruitment
  • evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the career they wish to pursue
  • interpret the requirements of an organisation
  • interpret evidence for their own personal achievement of management competencies
  • critically evaluate data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information
  • engage in critical reasoning, debate and augmentation
  • perform appropriate literature searching/ business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources
  • critically analyse and discuss appropriate sources
  • exhibit confidence in written and verbal communication skills
  • manage a group project effectively to a tight deadline applying organisational, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 7 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 32 hours
  • guided independent study: 111 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • 4,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • group poster/presentation: 40%

Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may be able to substitute it with another available module.

Personal Development for Study and Employability (15 credits)

This two-semester module will:

  1. encourage you to take ownership of your personal learning and development
  2. improve your capabilities in the area of literature searching, referencing, academic writing and critical analysis for academic research
  3. develop your understanding of the needs of organisations in the international business environment, including the methods of recruitment used by global organisations
  4. give you the skills to develop your own body of evidence of your demonstration of management competencies.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • literature searching using reputable sources
  • Harvard referencing for business and management
  • management competencies and the requirements of organisations
  • the current business environment and trends in the labour market
  • skills identification and promotion throughout the job application process
  • interpersonal skills and team working
  • human behaviour and body language

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • appropriate resources for academic literature searching
  • effective acknowledgement of sources using appropriate referencing techniques
  • the complexity of the current global business environment
  • management competencies and how to effectively market themselves for recruitment
  • evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the career they wish to pursue
  • interpret the requirements of an organisation
  • interpret evidence for their own personal achievement of management competencies
  • critically evaluate data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information
  • engage in critical reasoning, debate and augmentation
  • perform appropriate literature searching/ business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources
  • critically analyse and discuss appropriate sources
  • exhibit confidence in written and verbal communication skills
  • manage a group project effectively to a tight deadline applying organisational, teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 7 hours
  • practical classes and workshops: 32 hours
  • guided independent study: 111 hours

Assessment

  • 2,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • 4,000-word individual written assessment: 30%
  • group poster/presentation: 40%

Digital Marketing and Social Media (15 credits)

This module will give you an in-depth knowledge of the digital marketing and social media platforms and applications. You will also explore the underlying academic theories of marketing, business and consumer behaviour and how these relate to the application of digital marketing in the real world.

Module content

This module explores digital marketing and social media, looking at the challenges and opportunities these new concepts bring to marketers. The module also examines the virtual market place, digital marketing platforms and media channels, and how these are used as part of marketing strategies, as well as issues associated with integration, content marketing and the commercial applications of social media.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the virtual market place and implications for practice
  • the digital market planning process
  • tools and techniques of digital and social media
  • the role of relationship marketing in the digital market place
  • analytical tools and metrics used in managing user experiences
  • relate marketing theory to the application and development of digital marketing campaigns
  • apply analytical tools and metric to evaluation of digital marketing campaigns
  • prepare a coherent digital and social media marketing plan
  • synthesise information from appropriate sources
  • apply analytical tools and metric to evaluation of digital marketing campaigns
  • select appropriate tools and techniques to support creative ideas
  • demonstrate effective communication and report writing skills
  • demonstrate resourcefulness to carry digital marketing campaign design.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • group preentation: 50%
  • individual written assessment: 50%

Making Marketing Work (15 credits)

Strategic marketing plans require a wide based knowledge of the marketing tools, techniques and frameworks that are used in an organisation. This module expands and develops your prior learning of marketing and focuses on the development of effective marketing strategies in real world situations

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • setting marketing objectives and devising marketing strategies
  • the marketing planning process
  • carrying out a market audit
  • a strategic approach to segmentation
  • a critical review of the methods used to generate marketing strategy
  • competitive strategies and differentiation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the strategic marketing planning process
  • learn how to implement the strategic marketing plans and help overcome resistance to change
  • use the knowledge of the Strategic Marketing Planning process to solve strategic marketing problems
  • analyse how each stage interacts with and influences other stages in the process
  • develop analytical skills from case studies discussed in class and online
  • select appropriate tools and techniques to support strategic choice
  • demonstrate effective communication and report writing skills
  • make oral presentations to a management audience.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • individual coursework assignment: 25%
  • 2-hour exam: 75%

Optional modules (choose two)

Business Environment Analysis (15 credits)

This module will consolidate your learning from semesters one and two by enabling you to develop the skills you need to analyse a given industry.

Module content

Topics covered may include:

  • generic approaches to industry and external environment analysis
  • theoretical concepts and tools of analysis of the remote and operating environment (eg PESTEL analysis, DEEPLIST, Porter's five forces and market segment analysis), identifying its impact on an industry or sector
  • use of secondary sources of data and publicly available material.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • develop an appropriate structure for analysing an industry and the organisations therein
  • use appropriate tools to analyse a given industry and assess the industry environment
  • critically debate the application and use of these tools
  • systematically assess the industry environment of a business and appraise its effect on a specific industry
  • evaluate the competitive nature of a specific industry
  • act autonomously in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources including publicly available material
  • deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively
  • communicate complex ideas orally to an audience of a specialist and several non-specialists
  • critically discuss the relevance of environmental forces on a given industry/sector.

Teaching and learning

  • practical classes and workshops: 1 hour
  • tutorials: 2 hours
  • lectures: 6 hours
  • guided independent study: 141 hours

Assessment

  • presentation: 10%
  • 5,000-word individual essay: 90%

International Marketing (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. provide an understanding of the key concepts and core issues in international marketing
  2. build on your knowledge of basic marketing
  3. develop decision-making skills for the successful formulation, implementation and control of international marketing programmes
  4. enhance communication and team-working skills.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the nature of international marketing decision-making
  • globalisation
  • the international marketing environment:
    • international marketing research
  • market selection and entry strategies
  • standardisation/adaptation of marketing mix
  • organisation and control of international marketing operations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • analyse the international marketing environment of an organisation
  • describe the core issues associated with the development of international marketing strategies
  • explain the key decisions and problems associated with developing a marketing mix in an international setting
  • evaluate the impact of contextual influences on international marketing decision making
  • debate international marketing issues in a group setting
  • use web-based information on international marketing
  • develop cultural awareness/sensitivity.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 20 hours
  • guided independent study: 130 hours

Assessment

  • group-based international marketing report: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Services and Retail Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you a critical insight into the key aspects of services and retail management
  2. provide you with an understanding of the theory and practice of services and retail management, and the strategies pursued by leading organisations
  3. give you an appreciation of the available research evidence pertaining to the particular challenges, opportunities and strategies which are encountered by different types of service and retail businesses
  4. develop your skills in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material.

Module content

This module will introduce you to associated principles, academic research, and the contemporary analytical and planning tools used in services and retail management. In particular, the module will examine:

  • the management of the service process and service encounters
  • customer behaviour in service settings
  • internal marketing and the role of employees in retailing
  • internationalisation strategies
  • the development of new services
  • the role of personal service in retailing and the management of customer relationships
  • service quality issues in retailing, complaint handling and service failure and recovery.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the main components of services and retail management
  • define and illustrate the main components of services and retail theory
  • critically appraise the way in which this theory can be practically applied in the service sector
  • analyse, solve and critically discuss services and retail problems, in context
  • apply skills in obtaining, analysing and critically evaluating information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material
  • discuss, explain and critique arguments both verbally and in written form.

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you an understanding of the role of global logistics and supply chain management within various business contexts
  2. identify and analyse the complexities and uncertainties affecting global supply chains
  3. give you a critical appreciation of the emerging trends and concepts in logistics and supply chain management
  4. develop relevant transferable skills.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • basic concepts of logistics and supply chain management
  • supply chain strategies, and lean and agile supply chains
  • procurement and outsourcing
  • managing the global supply chain
  • supply chain relationships
  • the role of logistics in supply chain management
  • transportation and distribution management
  • the role of technology in supply chain management
  • performance measurement and evaluation
  • supply chain vulnerability, risk and resilience
  • sustainable logistics and supply chain systems
  • emerging trends:
    • new supply chain designs
    • ethical issues.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • evaluate the principles, methods and practices of logistics and supply chain management
  • develop a critical appreciation of the emerging issues including ethics and sustainability with regards to logistics and supply chain management
  • critically assess risks associated with global supply chains and the effect on business operations
  • identify and analyse the problems and issues related to logistics and supply chain management
  • apply logistics and supply chain theory for designing supply chains
  • critically evaluate risks and vulnerabilities affecting global supply chains
  • communicate effectively in writing, orally and via case discussions
  • obtain, analyse and apply information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 36 hours
  • guided independent study: 114 hours

Assessment

  • 3,000-word coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%

Brand Management (15 credits)

This module builds on the foundation provided by the Marketing in the Organisation module in semester one and develops the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a brand manager.

Module content

The module presents the key principles, theories and practices of brand management through experiential learning. The topics covered will build and strengthen your understanding of brand management with the creation of a portfolio of theory and practical examples.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • define and discuss the principles of branding
  • apply key branding theories, such as customer based brand equity theory
  • explain branding strategies and discuss how they might be applied
  • employ branding principles, theories and strategies to real and/or simulated marketing contexts
  • identify the characteristics of strong brands and successful brand management strategies
  • criticise examples of real brand management strategies
  • formulate and define brand management strategies
  • work effectively to produce a case study report, applying theory to practice.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word individual coursework assignment: 100%

Marketing Communications (15 credits)

This module builds on your understanding of marketing and develops a critical appreciation of the role of marketing communications (as both a concept and process) in the success of marketing strategies.

Module content

This module has a particular emphasis on theory, which underlines marketing communications, to provide you with the essential background to understand consumers, the communications planning process, and the communications mix.

Topics covered may include:

  • an introduction to marketing communications
  • integrating marketing communications
  • advertising
  • sponsorship
  • public relations, sales promotion and social media marketing.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • understand the role of communications in marketing activity
  • define and interpret the meaning of integrated marketing communications
  • analyse, assess and evaluate specific integrated marketing communications strategies by presenting solutions to class exercises
  • evaluate, compare and contrast selected individual components of the communications mix in formative (class exercises) and summative assessment (group project involving a marketing communications campaign).

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • guided independent study: 126 hours

Assessment

  • group coursework assignment: 50%
  • 2-hour exam: 50%
Alongside your master's programme, if you have a business background you may study for a Level 6 Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Please note that you will need to pay additional fees for this qualification.

Global Strategic Management (15 credits)

This module will:

  1. give you a critical understanding of the concepts involved in global strategic management and its application in the private and public sectors
  2. develop your skills in strategic analysis, the development of strategic options and the implementation of strategy.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the concepts of global strategy and strategic management
  • environmental analysis and strategic positioning
  • strategic capability
  • corporate governance
  • business and corporate level strategy
  • strategic evaluation
  • strategy implementation
  • global strategic leadership
  • organisational structure and design
  • the cultural context
  • business ethics and corporate responsibility
  • managing strategic change.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of global strategic management as applied to a variety of different organisations in the global context
  • develop mission statements and meaningful corporate objectives in a global context
  • identify the elements of an organisation's strategic position
  • conduct a detailed environmental analysis
  • explain the relationship between the capabilities and competitive advantage of an organisation
  • distinguish between strategic options
  • recognise the problems and implications of implementing the strategies
  • evaluate the relationship between strategy, resources, culture, structure, design and working environment of an organisation
  • distinguish between the core areas of corporate and business level strategy and how they link together in an organisation
  • evaluate an organisation's strategies
  • analyse the multiplicity of factors and inter-relationships that make up a complex scenario
  • demonstrate self-direction and originality in analysing problems.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 23 hours
  • guided independent study: 127 hours

Assessment

  • 5,000-word individual coursework assignment: 100%


Intended Learning Outcomes:

 

On completion of this module, students should be able to: 
Knowledge and Understanding: 
- explain the concept of global strategic management as applied to a variety of different organisations in the global context; 
- develop mission statements and meaningful corporate objectives in a global context; 
- identify the elements of an organisation's strategic position; 
- conduct a detailed environmental analysis; 
- explain the relationship between the capabilities and competitive advantage of an organisation; 
- distinguish between strategic options; 
- recognise the problems and implications of implementing the strategies. 
Subject-specific Skills: 
- evaluate the relationship between strategy, resources, culture, structure, design and working environment of an organisation; 
- distinguish between the core areas of corporate and business level strategy and how they link together in an organisation; 
- evaluate an organisation's strategies. 
Transferable Skills: 
- analyse the multiplicity of factors and inter-relationships that make up a complex scenario. 
- demonstrate self-direction and originality in analysing problems.



Content:

 

The concepts of global strategy and strategic management. Environmental analysis and strategic positioning. Strategic capability. Corporate governance. Business and corporate level strategy. Strategic evaluation. Strategy implementation. Global strategic leadership. Organisational structure and design. The cultural context. Business ethics and corporate responsibility. Managing strategic change.



Teaching and Learning:

 

Activity Type Hours   Comments
Lecture 23    
Guided independent study 127    
 
Total: 150

 

Student effort made up of: 
a) Contact time: see above 
b) Private study comprising guided reading and preparation associated with block mode attendance; student self-directed reading in the subject area of the module.



Assessment:

 

Strategic Marketing Solutions (30 credits)

This module will draw on all the skills and expertise you will have gained during the first two semesters, which will have given you the knowledge base you will need to able to act as a marketing consultant for a chosen organisation.

Module content

Topics studied may include:

  • the practice of marketing management in alternative contexts
  • marketing plans and implementation
  • the evaluation of marketing options and decisions.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module you will be able to:

  • apply appropriate theoretical concepts and models, and practical techniques
  • identify appropriate methodologies for marketing analysis and evaluation
  • identify and critically evaluate viable marketing strategies using appropriate marketing theory and apply this knowledge to a specific organisation
  • critically select appropriate concepts and methodologies to evaluate one organisation within its contextual setting
  • use secondary research skills, which involve collecting data from multiple information sources
  • apply analytical skills which demonstrate ability to select relevant information
  • discuss and explain arguments and justify recommendations
  • write a coherent and relevant report.

Teaching and learning

  • lectures: 4 hours
  • tutorials: 7 hours
  • guided independent study: 289 hours

Assessment

  • 10,000-word individual report: 100%

The information above is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework. For full details, please see the module information above.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Our School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

There are many paths you can take with your marketing degree in addition to specialist marketing, advertising and PR agencies. Marketing is a core element of all organisations and, therefore, opportunities exist across all industry sectors – private, public and voluntary.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:
  • Bank of America, HR Manager
  • Computacenter, Client Director
  • Bridgehead International, Marketing Assistant
  • Decathlon – Belgium, Department Manager
  • Deltatre Media, Events Assistant
  • Domestic & General, Marketing Trainee
  • ILX Group Plc, Website Developer
  • Leicester City Council, Data Marketing Executive
  • Tesco, Graduate Management Trainee

Your personal development

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting you with your personal and professional development, all our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge. Our masterclasses and public lectures to offer you the chance to broaden your horizons, with a wide range of business-related topics covered, with speakers from the Bank of England, Shazam, Shell and Dell, to name a few.
 
Furthermore, on successful completion of this programme, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and holistic understanding of:
  • the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations - including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context they operate in
  • the external context in which organisations operate - including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations
  • how organisations are managed - including the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations with regard to relevant theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context
  • the concepts, methods, processes, management and institutions involved in marketing goods and services.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent international qualification in a non-business discipline, although those with a business degree will be considered.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 80% (public university) / 85% (private university) 60% (public university) / 70% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£13,800

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£23,200

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

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