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Im looking for universities that offer masters in marketing communications and advertising in either us or uk,most schools offer masters in marketing alone or advertising alone or marketing communications alone so its been tough trying to get the full combination.
so far I've found westminster university,kingston university and emerson college am not too sure about their rankings.I also found Medill northwestern university USA which is a really good school,however its the only top school that i have found and i need more options.
Any suggestions?? am not particular about the country, UK or US any would be fine.
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Westminster and Kingston aren't really good.

In most 'marketing' masters you should be able to specialise.

To give you some better advise, what's your background?
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Don't look for degrees that specific, just look for degrees in marketing and see if they offer your specialisms.
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Westminster and Kingston aren't really good.

In most 'marketing' masters you should be able to specialise.

To give you some better advise, what's your background?
thanks a lot,i have a BSC in economics,a year working experience as a marketing consultant and currently 6 months experience as an executive assistant in a PR firm
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Don't look for degrees that specific, just look for degrees in marketing and see if they offer your specialisms.
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Also remember that for many taught Masters courses, your dissertation will form a significant proportion of your final grade (mine was one-third). You could find a more general course in a department where staff share your specific interests. You could do general taught modules and then focus your dissertation on your chosen specialism.

My Masters course also allowed each person to focus coursework on our various specialisms, so there may be further opportunity to tailor a Masters to your own interests.
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Stick to an accredited school, like the ones you have mentioned....Kingston and Westminster. However, the American schools that you have mentioned may offer the best ROI considering their reputation there. Again, that also depends on where you wish to work? what are your future plans?
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Also remember that for many taught Masters courses, your dissertation will form a significant proportion of your final grade (mine was one-third). You could find a more general course in a department where staff share your specific interests. You could do general taught modules and then focus your dissertation on your chosen specialism.

My Masters course also allowed each person to focus coursework on our various specialisms, so there may be further opportunity to tailor a Masters to your own interests.
Thank you very much,what university did you do your masters course? I've tried looking online to see schools with marketing specializations...it would be nice if you know any university to reconmend
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Stick to an accredited school, like the ones you have mentioned....Kingston and Westminster. However, the American schools that you have mentioned may offer the best ROI considering their reputation there. Again, that also depends on where you wish to work? what are your future plans?
My future plans are to work in a marketing or advertising agency or a Pr firm as well .....thanks a lot,I really appreciate this
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hi
Im looking for universities that offer masters in marketing communications and advertising in either us or uk,most schools offer masters in marketing alone or advertising alone or marketing communications alone so its been tough trying to get the full combination.
Any suggestions?? am not particular about the country, UK or US any would be fine.
thanks x
Just like someone above said, it's kinda difficult to find a combination of what you're looking for. I've done my masters in marketing from the University of Leicester. Although we didn't have either of the modules that you're looking to specialize in, but if I'm not wrong, St. Andrews in Scotland does offer Marketing Communications as an optional module. I know this because St. A was one of my choices among the other universities. You could probably have a look at that if you're interested.
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Thank you very much,what university did you do your masters course? I've tried looking online to see schools with marketing specializations...it would be nice if you know any university to reconmend
Sorry I didn't do Marketing but many taught Masters courses will follow the format I've outlined.

However I'd share reservations about Westminster, which has a generally poor reputation.
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My future plans are to work in a marketing or advertising agency or a Pr firm as well .....thanks a lot,I really appreciate this
For PR, marketing isn't actually all that good. Journalism is a lot better, and then there are specialised PR programmes such as this one at Cardiff University:

http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgra...tail/p163.html

Here's an experience post from one of last year's students, she's found a good job in the PR industry (I actually know her a little):

http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/postgradu...diff-20132014/

Good universities for marketing:

Strathclyde (I did my MSc International Marketing there a few years ago)
Birmingham
Aston
Lancaster
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hi
Im looking for universities that offer masters in marketing communications and advertising in either us or uk,most schools offer masters in marketing alone or advertising alone or marketing communications alone so its been tough trying to get the full combination.
so far I've found westminster university,kingston university and emerson college am not too sure about their rankings.I also found Medill northwestern university USA which is a really good school,however its the only top school that i have found and i need more options.
Any suggestions?? am not particular about the country, UK or US any would be fine.
thanks x
Hi MFE,

It's great to hear that you are looking at Kingston to study. I'm Chloe a Student Ambassador and am also looking to apply for MA programmes at the end of next year. The most important thing I would say is to attend open evenings and meet staff and students, they will give you a real feel of the place.

Although you have probably already looked I've added a link here to our MA programme. As you can see from our website The Marketing Communications and Advertising MA is accredited by Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). As a university we also have excellent links with industry.

I also advise that you come along to one of our open evenings, we have one coming up in November and you can register your interest now to receive all the information.

Please let me know if I can help or if you have any specific questions,

Chloe

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Hi,

I've recently graduated with a BA in English Lit and History of Art from The University of York

I would like a marketing qualification but I don't know whether it is more beneficial to obtain a CIM diploma or a masters in marketing?

I have been offered a place to study the MSc in Marketing at Birkbeck, but I am also not sure of its reputation.

What do you think?
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Has anyone got in touch with admissions department before actually applying? I want to ask about my chances before official application.

Any advice would be really appreciated. I have in mind a master´s at Hull Uni.
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i have finished my BE in electronics and communication engineering .i have 1 more subject to clear and i will clear it in dec 2014.so i will finish my degree only in 9th semester .i want to do course based masters degree in telecommunications/signal processing because i am weak in electronics side and more confident in communications.it is fine even if the course has a little electronics subjects but i want more communications or signal processing subjects.i am looking for fall 2015 or winter 2016 in any CANADIAN UNIV .i searched the internet but could not find any university providing the course i want so PLEASE suggest me a few universities.i am in india i am interested in course based degree.so please help me with this issue and suggest me a few universities which has the course i prefer.

my qualification is
10th-92%
12th-93%
BE-65%

with 65% i wont get into a top class university.so please suggest me average universities which provide the course i prefer.i have 10 backlogs(history of failures)
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My future plans are to work in a marketing or advertising agency or a Pr firm as well .....thanks a lot,I really appreciate this
Have you looked into the employment prospects and salary you can expect working in this area??? Also, how is the job security?? Can your prospective uni refer you to several (like 6 to 10 graduates) who have earned this degree, and are earning a living with it?? I would certainly investigate those referrals thoroughly, before signing up for anything or parting with any money!! Hopefully, the graduates have been working for 5 to 10 years successfully, with unbroken employment. Best of luck!! Cheers.
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Have you looked into the employment prospects and salary you can expect working in this area??? Also, how is the job security?? Can your prospective uni refer you to several (like 6 to 10 graduates) who have earned this degree, and are earning a living with it?? I would certainly investigate those referrals thoroughly, before signing up for anything or parting with any money!! Hopefully, the graduates have been working for 5 to 10 years successfully, with unbroken employment. Best of luck!! Cheers.
This thread is 4 years old, so hopefully the OP is sorted by now.
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Hopefully, but others may have the same problem. Cheers.
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