Lancaster University - Management School

12 months
22000 GBP/year
16000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This programme focuses on the global issues facing firms, markets and consumers, and provides the ideal springboard to a range of marketing-related careers.


The Marketing MSc takes you on a developmental journey to give you precisely the kind of skills and knowledge needed to become an effective (and reflective) marketing practitioner.

You’ll gain in-depth understanding of markets and how they work, and will be introduced to many theories, tools and techniques that firms can use to connect with and shape those markets. You’ll also learn what firms can do to uncover new and emerging consumer practices that may offer potential for creating new markets.

The emphasis throughout is on the relationship between theory and practice, and you’ll constantly be challenged to reflect on how the ideas you encounter translate to real-world settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Markets
  • Consumers
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Deep Dive Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduates who have not studied marketing before. Applicants should have no more than two years’ work experience in related areas such as Marketing, Sales or Business Development 
  • 2:1 (UK hons) degree or equivalent in any subject, (except Marketing) One or two ‘taster’ Marketing modules may be acceptable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


We know that undertaking Masters study can be a significant financial commitment and we are therefore making available significant scholarship funds for applicants who have been offered a place on the programme and who meet our scholarship criteria. These generous scholarships are provided for self-funded and part-funded applicants. The scholarship amounts vary and typically range from £1,000 to £4,000, but can be up to 50% of the fees.

How do I apply?

You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when we review your application and while funds are available. Because we allocate scholarships on a rolling basis, it is therefore wise to make your application for the programme as early in the year as you can.

There is no need to complete any additional paperwork. However, you may be invited to participate in a short telephone interview as part of the selection process or asked to supply further supporting information. If we shortlist you for a scholarship, we will let you know what we need from you and the process involved.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you may be asked to act as a student ambassador or representative for the programme.

For further information about other potential sources of funding for postgraduate study, see the Scholarships and funding page in our general pages on Masters study at LUMS.

Types of scholarship

For 2015 entry, we are offering the following types of scholarship:

      • Academic Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to applicants with an outstanding academic profile - for example, an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK first class honours degree.

        • UK/European Scholarships

Generous scholarships are available on a competitive basis to applicants with a strong academic and/or personal profile who are nationals of the UK or EU countries.

          • International Scholarships

These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to applicants with a strong academic and/or personal profile who are nationals of non-EU countries.

            • LUMS Alumni Scholarships for recent Lancaster University graduates

If you graduated from Lancaster University in 2014 or 2015, in any subject, with a 1st class or a 2:1 degree and are offered a place for the 2015/16 academic year, you will automatically receive an alumni scholarship:

- 1st class graduates are eligible for a £2000 Alumni Scholarship
- 2:1 degree graduates are eligible for a £1000 Alumni Scholarship

Alumni scholarships are only available to Lancaster University graduates and not to those graduating from our partner institutions.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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