- UCAS code
- 3 years
- Delivery type
This 3-year accelerated degree at Edinburgh Business School is suited to those who have completed A-Levels. The MA (hons) Marketing degree is designed to develop key knowledge and skills related to professional marketing practices.
Edinburgh Business School ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in UK for marketing in the National Student Survey 2020. Our degree is characterised by three themes which will prepare you for a marketing career of the future - global, digital and sustainable.
This 3-year accelerated degree is suited to those who have completed A-Levels. The MA (hons) Marketing degree at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School is designed to develop key knowledge and skills related to professional marketing practices.
The courses you take on this degree will provide you with the platform to thrive in both academic study and the professional practice of marketing. Your learning will focus on three central themes that we believe will be key for future marketing professionals:
- Global marketing
- Digital marketing
- Sustainable marketing
Teaching on MA (Hons) Marketing is led by our internationally respected faculty who bring marketing theory to life by drawing on their own cutting-edge research and industry experience, and by sharing best practice from business case studies. This approach ensures that everything you learn reflects the current marketing landscape in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing contexts.
As your studies progress through Years 1, 2 and 3 of this accelerated MA (Hons) programme you will study an increasing number of specialist marketing courses.
MA Marketing is part of the CIM Graduate Gateway Programme. This degree was developed in line with the CIM professional award criteria and upon completion you will gain a professional CIM accreditation. Students can choose to study for the Certificate and/or Diploma in Professional Marketing or Professional Digital Marketing alongside their degree, and study for five years after graduating.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Business Skills 1 (Quantitative Methods 1)||Business Skills 2|
|Fundamentals of Marketing||Management Accounting in Organisations|
|Human Resource Management||Operations and Supply Chain Management|
|Consumer Behaviour||Elective choice from across the Edinburgh Business School|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Global Strategic Marketing||Business Research methods|
|Digital Analytics for Marketing||Integrated Marketing Comms|
|Responsible Marketing||Marketing Project (new for 2021)|
|Project Management or Marketing Insights||Marketing and Consumer Law or Innovation Management|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Future Issues in Marketing||Branding|
|Leisure Marketing||Digital Marketing|
|Retail Marketing or Elective from across the Edinburgh Business School degrees||Marketing and Management of SMEs or Marketing Sustainabilit|
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|Qualification||Required Grades (Standard)||Required Grade (Fair Access)||Essential Subjects|
|Advanced Highers and Highers||BB Advanced Higher + AABB at Higher||BB Advanced Higher + AABB at Higher||Advanced Highers must include Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths.|
|A-levels||ABB||ABB||A-levels must include Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths.|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||DDD||DDD||BTEC must be in relevant business or Marketing subject|
|International Baccalaureate||34 Points||34 Points||IB Diploma must include a minimum of 5 in HL Business.|
|HNC||A in Graded Unit||B in Graded Unit||HNC Marketing Communications or HNC Business are required for Year 2 entry.|
|HND||BB in Graded Unit||BB in Graded Unit||HND Business, or HND Marketing (with HNC Marketing Communications) or HND Advertising and PR (with HNC Marketing and Communications) are required for Year 2 entry.|
We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Officer for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.
- Advanced Highers BB including one of Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths, plus AAAB at Higher
- A-Levels ABB including one of Accountancy, Business, Economics or Maths
- Int. Baccalaureate 34 points (with Higher Level Business at 5)
- HNC A in graded unit (Business)
- HND BB in graded units (Business)
- BTEC DDD (Business-related subjects preferred)
- HND AA in graded units (Business)
- For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of non-school qualifications, mature candidates and overseas students.
- If you do not see your qualifications here please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please check that you meet our University-wide National 5/GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths requirements.
English language requirements
- If English is not your first language, you have to demonstrate that your English language ability is strong enough to succeed on your course. Please refer to our English language requirements.
|Status*||Scotland||England / Northern Ireland / Wales**||International***|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,250||£15,384|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).
*** 'International' includes applicants from European Union countries who do not hold Pre-Settled or Settled status in UK. Read more about the application process for EU nationals.
You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2021
In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.