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Marketing (Postgraduate Certificate)

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Full time


4 months

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Postgraduate Certificate

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Course Summary

Increase your understanding of the practice of marketing, respond to commercial design briefs and engage with businesses of all sizes. The vocational focus of this course means it is suitable for graduates wishing to move into marketing and those seeking to build upon existing marketing expertise.

Our staff all have practical marketing expertise and with their knowledge, you’ll advance your critical understanding of marketing, its application and relationship with other key business operations and consumers. Understanding customers, marketing communication, marketing research, international strategic marketing, digital-marketing and brand management are all integral to this degree.

Assessments involve you in developing academic arguments as well as marketing writing, advertising design and marketing campaign development skills.

The course culminates in a dissertation or a marketing case project, enabling you to specialise in an area of marketing that you find particularly fascinating, and which you may wish to pursue in your marketing career.

If you have a relevant postgraduate diploma or professional award (such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Postgraduate Diploma), then you may be able to join this programme at an advanced level.


The world of marketing offers a variety of careers in many types of organisation, of all sizes. Examples of the areas graduates can enter include market research, marketing management, marketing communications, brand management and customer relationship management.


This module explores the integrated efforts of marketing and communications in building and maintaining brand awareness, identity and preferences. The module recognizes the changing nature of the communications environment, where technological trends, emerging new media, and the need to communicate globally are changing the way communications managers work. The module therefore emphasizes developments beyond the traditional elements of the promotional mix of advertising, direct marketing, PR, Sales Promotion, personal selling and adopts an international focus throughout. The module offers a balanced approach to consumer and trade communications by providing an additional business-to-business communications perspective.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification or appropriate employment experience. If you can possess the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Postgraduate Diploma or relevant qualification, you may join the course at an advanced level.

University information

Join the University of Gloucestershire and you will be part of a creative, professional community of 1,000 postgraduate students, 2,000 staff and an alumni network of 40,000 graduates. The University has recently been ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019 and has a growing reputation for its high level of satisfied students and excellent teaching. They strive to be outward looking and are intensively engaged...more