This programme is open to graduates from any discipline. Work experience is welcome but not necessary. Successful firms and organisations of the future require managers who can understand and manage international opportunities and challenges in an integrated yet culturally diverse business environment. This programme prepares students to meet these challenges and develop careers in marketing, purchasing, sales and media related jobs throughout the world. It is aimed at students who wish to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for marketing in a global context. The programme offers an excellent academic framework as a starting point along with a strong emphasis on practical problem solving, but with a research-based academic approach. Graduates from this programme are expected to start their careers in marketing, sales and purchasing functions, as well as media-related and public relations jobs.
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Start of programme: September
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
- We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
- UK/EU fees:
- Overseas fees:
Fees for 2020/21 entrants. This is a Band 4 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page
Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.
Not all option modules are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.
Students must undertake a Dissertation to the value of 60 credits.
Optional Elective Modules
Students should choose one 15 credit module from List A and one 15 credit module from List B.
The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.
Teaching & Learning
Masters programmes (with the exception of two-year full-time MAs) consist of 180 credits, made up of taught modules of 30 or 15 credits, taught over 10 or 20 weeks, and a dissertation of 60 credits. The programme structure shows which modules are compulsory and which optional.
As a rough guide, 1 credit equals approximately 10 hours of work. Most of this will be independent study such as reading and research, preparing coursework, revising for examinations and so on. Also included is class time, for example lectures, seminars and other classes.
At SOAS, most postgraduate modules have a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar every week, but this does vary. More information can be found on individual module pages.
Find out more on our approaches to teaching and learning page.
Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.
This is a Band 4 tuition fee.
Fees for 2020/21 entrants. The fees below are per academic year. Fees go up each year, therefore, your tuition fee in your second & subsequent years of study will be higher. Our continuing students, on the same degree programme, are protected from annual increases higher than 5%.
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