Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Branding and Advertising (Two Years)

Our MSc Branding and Advertising course is aimed at students from a range of backgrounds who wish to specialise in branding and marketing communications. You will put theory into practice and gain a Graduate Gateway accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) which means that you will have the option to gain a second professional qualification. You can study one year full-time or over two years with a work placement.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above); all applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career; 1 academic is required.

Course modules

Semester 1: principles of marketing; the customer experience; strategic perspectives and the global environment. Semester 2: branding and corporate reputation management; driving marketing communications; contemporary perspectives in customer engagement. Semester 3: business research project. All year: academic, professional and career development. Work Placement: In your final year, you'll take a full year's placement which will allow you to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. If you're unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research-based projects.

Sponsorship information

Competitive scholarships are available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement September 2017 - 2 years

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