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Our MSc in Digital Marketing enables you to specialise in planning and applying digital marketing strategies.
The specialist digital marketing knowledge we teach helps you to understand and create digital marketing solutions. During your studies you will develop:
- a strong foundation in marketing theory and practice
- a specialist perspective on digital marketing and how it integrates into an overall marketing framework
- the skills to analyse complex marketing situations in the digital environment and develop solutions and actions.
The work placement option, available if you start the course in September, prepares you for your future career. View our work placement FAQs here.
In addition, you have the opportunity to take the Institute for Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) Certificate level exam. IDM student members benefit from digitally focused job opportunities through the IDM digital hub.
After graduating you will be ready for a range of careers including:
- Digital Marketing Analyst
- Social Media Manager
- Communities and Social Media Specialist.
How to apply
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The full-time fees quoted are for the taught Year 1. Fees will be charged for the placement year in Year 2 and are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org. For approximate fee levels of the placement year see the placement fee above.
Financial support and scholarships
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Learning and assessment
You will study eight compulsory modules including one which helps develop your professional and academic skills. You’ll choose either a dissertation or client project.
If you start in September, you can choose the sandwich mode, which gives you the opportunity to apply for a one year paid work placement in a digital marketing role.
You have the option to start this course in January. You will study a range of modules between January and May. During the summer months of June, July and August you will study further modules and begin work on your dissertation. Between September and December you will complete your final modules and focus on your dissertation.
Studying for your MSc in Marketing or Events Management at Oxford Brookes Business School offers you a first class experience to engage with our excellent researchers. They investigate core challenges facing contemporary societies, ranging from sustainable tourism and events management to pro-environmental behaviour in a changing world. We also have expertise in Coaching and Mentoring (leadership development) and Diversity (gender, ethnicity, class) and are keen to include students into our projects where possible. Please visit our research pages to learn about our three research centres: The Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges; The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice and the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies (https://www.brookes.ac.uk/business/research/). Being a master student offers great opportunities to be part of research culture and to discuss your own research ideas with us.
After you graduate
Graduates of this course will gain the knowledge and skills for future roles in digital marketing, such as:
- digital marketing analyst
- social media manager
- communities and social media specialist.
In addition, graduates from our portfolio of courses are employed in marketing roles throughout the world; these include jobs in media, digital, brand and communications agencies, as well as in-house marketing management positions in areas as diverse as fast moving consumer goods, retail, luxury retail and hospitality, travel, publishing and manufacturing. Employers include:
- Johnson & Johnson
Examples of our graduates’ positions in digital marketing include:
- marketing managers
- social media community managers
- marketing planners
- brand managers
- corporate communication managers.
In addition, some of our students go on to start their own companies.
Marketing at Oxford Brookes University has strong relationships with several companies in a range of industries. These inform the programme design and delivery, and provide opportunities for placements and employment. In addition to the professional career development support provided within the programme, the University has an active and enthusiastic Careers Service. This service helps you gain the ‘competitive edge’ when applying for jobs by offering help with CVs, and mock assessment centres and interviews.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.