About This Course
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
Graduates of this degree will be eligible for exemptions from some modules of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s professional qualifications. For further information, please visit the CIM website.
This degree is designed for graduates wishing to start, or further develop, careers in marketing. It explores the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of marketing within the context of business and management and will focus on developing academic and applied skills in Marketing including advertising, brand management and loyalty, customer service, public relations and market research.
The programme will also develop students’ knowledge and skills across a broader range of business and management subjects, including organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate and develop students’ ability to take a strategic overview of business and organisational issues.
An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training in the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in Marketing both the public and private sectors. We look at marketing at local, national and global levels developing skills in strategic analysis, problem-solving and decision making.
The programme will prepare students for a career in marketing or in business and management. Students may choose to undertake a dissertation in a business or marketing topic. The Bangor Business School has a Chartered Institute of Marketing student chapter which enables our students to become involved in real life issues and enjoy hands-on experience of Marketing.
January intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.
September intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.
MA: 1 year full-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time. This programme offers both January and September start.
Studying both Finance at an undergraduate level and Marketing at a postgraduate level was the perfect combination for me. I’ve always been of the mindset that it is better to have a range of skills than perfect one very specific skill. I didn’t know where I wanted my career to go, but I knew I wanted to climb the ladder quickly so I focused on honing my skills in areas that I thought would help with that.
What will you study on this course?
This course explores the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of marketing within the context of business and management and will focus on developing academic and applied skills in Marketing including advertising, brand management and loyalty, customer service, public relations and market research.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Business and Marketing Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
A 2.ii undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject (e.g. Business, Management, Finance). Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant practical experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English:
- IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
- Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51)
- Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)
If you have not been able to achieve the minimum English language level required for this course, you may apply to undertake a Pre-sessional English course at Bangor University.
Full information on English language requirements and intensive English language courses are available here.