Digital marketing methods are leading the way in the modern marketing world. From social media trends to using data to optimise website traffic, if you’re not capitalising on digital marketing, you’re losing customers.
Digital marketing allows companies to target and reach their audiences within the online space, promote their brand, and sell their products. Analytic methods allow us to determine how effective our digital marketing strategies have been, analysing data and optimising our techniques. It is through these methods that marketing has transformed in recent years, becoming ever more essential for the growth and success of a company.
Our MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics is designed to provide you with the techniques you will need to conquer the digital marketing space. The course will cover topics including:
By the end of this course, you will have gained hands-on experience in digital marketing, marketing analytics and strategy, giving you the perfect foundations for your marketing career.
At Essex Business School you will learn from expert academics and marketing practitioners who tailor their course content to the issues currently being faced by organisations around the world. Studying alongside other students with a marketing background, you'll build a deeper insight into marketing with a real-world focus. A Masters from Essex Business School can give you the best head-start to build your marketing career.
Management and marketing research at Essex Business School is very diverse but can best be described as exploring business with a social conscience. For example, our research investigates workplace ethics, corporate social responsibility and the lived experience of work in the global economy.
One of the academics you may meet during your course is Dr Muhammed Shakaib Akram, Lecturer in Management and Marketing at Essex Business School, who serves as the programme director for MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics. Dr Akram mainly teaches in the areas of marketing strategy and digital marketing. Dr Akram has a particular interest in quantitative research methods and has used various data analysis and visualisation tools, such as SPSS, AMOS, SmartPLS, and Tableau in his research.
You may also meet Dr Erik Jacobi, a Lecturer in Management and Marketing at Essex Business School and an expert in ethical marketing and sustainable consumer behaviour, the politicisation of brands, and social media influencers. Dr Jacobi is involved in a number of consulting activities including a recent project with Ultimotive Group advising how they can use social media and influencer marketing to establish a new brand and increase sales in the UK and in North America. Erik’s work with business ensures his teaching is well-informed by the contemporary issues facing today’s businesses.
The research activities of academics in our Management and Marketing Group is supported by the COVER (Commons Organising Values Equalities and Resilience). The Centre is made up of an interdisciplinary set of scholars whose research aims to promote collaborative advantage, collective intelligence and “open source” problem solving both within communities and globally.
MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics is based at our Colchester Campus.
You’ll be studying at Essex Business School, home to the first zero-carbon business school in the UK, demonstrating our sustainable approach to business first-hand. Set around a lush winter garden, with shared spaces to encourage collaborative working, you’ll find a wealth of inspiring teaching and study zones:
You'll also benefit from fantastic University facilities located close by, including our state-of-the-art Silberrad Student Centre, complete with an open-access 24-hour Learning Hub.
Why not try the Creative Studios? Equipped with top of the range kit, all of the computers here have the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed, which means you have access to Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects and loads more. With a similar feel to the offices of modern marketing agencies, the free-to-use technology can greatly enhance your projects and give you hands-on experience for your CV.
Our building is located on the Knowledge Gateway, home to some of the region’s most exciting enterprises in the science, technology and creative sectors. The Knowledge Gateway provides potential networking and career opportunities for students directly on campus.
This course provides an excellent foundation to build your career in digital marketing by developing your skills in creativity, innovation and ethical awareness.
Many of our graduates go on to manage marketing activities in organisations of all sizes. Recent graduate destinations include high-profile organisations and SMEs such as:
Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.
Our Student Support team work closely with the University’s Employability and Careers service to help you with careers information and advice and CV support. They will help you find work experience, internships, placements and voluntary opportunities and provide access to employer talks on campus. We also work closely with the Essex Startups team to support our budding entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground.
“I did my undergraduate degree at Essex and felt comfortable here, so I decided to stay for my Masters. The teaching is excellent and I love the facilities in the new business school building. After I graduate, I’ll be joining the John Lewis graduate buying scheme. It’s an opportunity I wouldn’t have had without my Masters or the extra-curricular activities I’ve been involved with.”
Chloe Mongelard, MSc Marketing and Brand Management (former course title)
A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in marketing, advertising, business administration, communications, management, media studies, public relations, psychology or other relevant field. Other degree types will be considered on a case by case basis and applicants with certain degrees may also need to demonstrate two years' additional relevant work experience.
We will also consider applicants who hold a level 6 CIM Diploma in Professional Marking, Digital Marketing or Sustainable Marketing (pass or above) and two years' relevant work experience.
If you want work experience to be considered, please upload an up to date CV alongside your application.
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6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components.
We offer a flexible course structure with a mixture of core/compulsory modules, and optional modules chosen from lists.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field. The following modules are based on the current course structure and may change in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
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Components are the blocks of study that make up your course. A component may have a set module which you must study, or a number of modules from which you can choose.
Each component has a status and carries a certain number of credits towards your qualification.
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||You must take the set module for this component and you must pass. No failure can be permitted.
|Core with Options
||You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component but you must pass. No failure can be permitted.|
||You must take the set module for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.|
|Compulsory with Options
||You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.
||You can choose which module to study from the available options for this component. There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the qualification if you fail.|
The modules that are available for you to choose for each component will depend on several factors, including which modules you have chosen for other components, which modules you have completed in previous years of your course, and which term the module is taught in.
Modules are the individual units of study for your course. Each module has its own set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria and also carries a certain number of credits.
In most cases you will study one module per component, but in some cases you may need to study more than one module. For example, a 30-credit component may comprise of either one 30-credit module, or two 15-credit modules, depending on the options available.
Modules may be taught at different times of the year and by a different department or school to the one your course is primarily based in. You can find this information from the module code. For example, the module code HR100-4-FY means:
The department or school the module will be taught by.
In this example, the module would be taught by the Department of History.
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The UK academic level of the module.
A standard undergraduate course will comprise of level 4, 5 and 6 modules - increasing as you progress through the course.
A standard postgraduate taught course will comprise of level 7 modules.
A postgraduate research degree is a level 8 qualification.
The term the module will be taught in.
COMPONENT 01: CORE WITH OPTIONSBE981-7-FY or BE970-7-PS
COMPONENT 02: CORE
COMPONENT 03: COMPULSORY
COMPONENT 04: COMPULSORY
COMPONENT 05: COMPULSORY
COMPONENT 06: OPTIONALEBS (Colchester Campus) option(s) from list
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