Marketing Communications Management


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 1 year or 2 years in sandwich mode which includes one year’s full-time paid supervised work experience (a work placement). Sandwich mode is only available for September entry.

Part time: MSc: 24 months for UK and EU students (teaching normally structured to provide one whole day or two half days each week in the semester)




Oxford Brookes Business School


Develop your knowledge and skills with our Marketing Communications Management MSc.

This is a conversion course designed for students with limited marketing experience. However, if you have some marketing background you can develop your knowledge and skills particularly in the following areas:

  • brand communication strategies
  • the use of branded and content management
  • and the more traditional methods such as advertising and public relations.

You will work on live projects for real clients. And if you start in September you can opt to take a year’s paid supervised work placement in a marketing role. This work experience you will prepare you for your future career in areas such as:

  • advertising
  • public relations
  • social media marketing
  • influencer marketing
  • branded content
  • content marketing
  • media planning.

    View our work placement FAQs here.

    Our graduates have found employment with large brands such as; Amazon, Jaguar, KPMG and LinkedIn. As well as agencies such as; BBDO, Havas, JWT and M&C Saatchi.

Specific entry requirements

This programme is designed to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines and nationalities. Applicants are welcome from any academic discipline. Admission is normally open to those with:

– a minimum of a second-class honours degree
– or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution
– or equivalent professional or other qualification.

Those who do not meet any of the above criteria may be eligible for entry, provided they have compensatory work experience. This should include, in particular, further professional training and accreditation and the demonstration of appropriate career development.

Entry will also be subject to two satisfactory references (one of these must be an academic reference).