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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Rapid advancements in technology and changing consumer habits have significantly increased the amount of useful data available to businesses.

This means the ability to manage and manipulate data to enable businesses to use their marketing resources effectively is in high demand.

If you're detail-oriented and want to develop your analysis skills to capitalise on this data revolution, this MA Marketing Analytics Master's degree is ideal.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to apply data analytics in a marketing context, and uncover insights that help businesses create value for customers. You'll learn how to measure performance of marketing campaigns, uncover opportunities for boosting marketing performance, get a rich understanding of customers, and understand competitors.

You'll also get a grounding in core marketing theories and models, and have the chance to establish your own marketing agency, working with the local business community.

The future belongs to agile businesses that are equipped to act on the right data insights, at the right time. You'll graduate with the know-how and practical experience to do this for prospective employers.

What you'll experience

On this Marketing Analytics Master's, you'll:

  • Learn how to analyse and interpret data, and forecast future market and consumer trends
  • Develop your knowledge and practice in key marketing disciplines, such as consumer insights and analytics, social media marketing, applied marketing analytics, competitor research and data science
  • Apply what you learn, as you learn, including establishing your own marketing agency, working with the local business community
  • Develop transferable skills you can apply in all areas of your life, such as critical thinking, independent research, teamwork, verbal and written communication, analytical thinking and ethical practice
  • Benefit from the experience of external guest speakers from a range of backgrounds – past speakers on similar courses include Jo Pabari (Director of Good Stuff Consulting and marketing consultant for Heineken, PepsiCo, Heinz and Twinings) and Emma Searle (Head of Digital at Verb Brands, a leading digital agency for luxury and premium brands)

Careers and opportunities

Demand for professionals with specialist data skills more than tripled between 2014 and 2019. This demand is likely to continue to grow (The Royal Society, 2019).

With your Master's, you could work in many digital marketing and data analytics fields when you graduate, including marketing analysis, consumer insight and planning, and market research.

Roles you could work in include:

  • Data analyst
  • Data planner
  • Digital marketing analyst
  • Research and engagement marketing executive
  • Market intelligence analyst
  • Business strategy analyst

Data numeracy is consistently highlighted as a key skill-set required by employers and today’s marketing practitioners must be adept at sourcing, analysing and communicating data. Therefore, the ability to turn data analysis into useful insights and strategic planning is vital to success in all areas of the marketing industry.

You'll also be able to pursue further studies at postgraduate or research level, or set up your own businesses with help and support from the University.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 114 3

    23rd out of 95 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 52%

    74th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    65th

    37
  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    117 56%

    53rd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    11th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    53rd

    14

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