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MSc International Marketing with Consumer Psychology

MSc International Marketing with Consumer Psychology

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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Consumer Studies Psychology (General) International Marketing

Course type


Course Summary


This is a unique Masters degree in International Marketing with Consumer Psychology from the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University. It delivers a strong understanding of psychological approaches and interventions in consumer-led marketing strategies.

This is a Specialist MSc

This is a specialist MSc degree which will develop your existing awareness of marketing processes to provide detailed insight into how consumers think, feel and act.

Led by academics at the Edinburgh Business School, this Specialist MSc gives those who have worked in the field or studied a similar subject previously, the chance to expand, refine and enhance their knowledge.

The Edinburgh Business School approach

This 1-year Masters programme focuses almost entirely on the area of International Marketing and Consumer Psychology. It blends cutting-edge academic thinking with best practice from industry to give graduates and professionals the opportunity to advance with a highly employable skillset.

The programme combines a core of five international marketing management courses with two specialist consumer psychology courses.

Contemporary Consumers - examines the motivations and perspectives of consumers in different international locations.
International Strategic Marketing - identifies choices in marketing strategies for local and international brands, focusing on operating a global business.
Marketing Logistics - explains how to gain competitive advantage in the international market place by ensuring that the right products reach the right people at the right time.
Branding and Communications - considers the power of brands and helps you to master the key principles of brand management by learning how integrated marketing communications creates a valuable brand with strong, effective messaging.
Research Philosophy and Practice – provides training in a range of research skills that prepares you for the dissertation project and also provides the foundation for roles in market insight and business consultancy.

Specialist Consumer Psychology courses

The specialist courses on our International Marketing with Consumer Psychology include:

  • Psychology for Marketing introduces foundational psychological theory an applies these approaches to different stages of the consumption process
  • Introduction to Human Factors identifies major issues in consumer ergonomics and applies this understanding to a retail marketing context

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.


This module prepares students for personal and business research; To generate an understanding of the social science research process; To provide an understanding of the theory and approaches to research; To present the tools and techniques required to carry out primary research; To explain research design; project planning and writing style with particular reference to the MSc dissertation/Company Research Report.

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Entry requirements

Students should hold a good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.