What will I learn?

The MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications degree is taught within Middlesex University Dubai’s Marketing, Branding and Tourism Department in the Business School. This is an exciting programme that will give the opportunity to explore contemporary themes in the theory and practice of corporate marketing communication, within an established and intellectually rigorous context and framework. Research continues to show that organisations are looking for marketing communication professionals who have not only theoretical understanding but also the skills and competences to apply this knowledge in real life. In response to this need, the MSc programme combines conceptual and theoretical thinking with the opportunity to develop practical insight and application.

The course allows students to choose from a range of optional modules which build upon the content of the core modules and explore more specialised and niche aspects of communications. Students will have options to choose from different aspects of communication, for instance, (a) focus on marketing communications; (b) consumers and stakeholders; (c) strategic communications approach. The course features a number of different modes of learning that range from traditional lectures and seminar sessions where students will engage with concepts and theories, explore key questions and carry out tasks such as devising and analysing marketing activity.

Why Study MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications at Middlesex University?

Across multiple sectors the utilisation of multi-channel communication strategies is growing and with this so is demand for professionals with expertise in this exciting field. Reflecting this need for a more corporate perspective and strategic approach to communications this course, developed with industry experts, is designed for practitioners seeking career development, and recent graduates with a background in marketing, media, management or social sciences. The course also has a strong emphasis on the application of theory to practice, and employs a range of interactive and problem based learning approaches including real-life case studies, problem-solving exercises and a residential with industry professionals

The course focuses on three strands key to the field; ‘Strategic Analysis and Thinking’ enhances understanding of markets, and the application of critical and analytic methods in solving communications problems; ‘Execution’ develops practical skills around writing and presenting communications plans and advertising briefs; and ‘Tools, Media and Settings’ contextualises the use of both traditional and innovative modes of communication in different settings, whether social, national or global.

Course Highlights

  • The course is delivered by prominent research and practice oriented academics.
  • The programme prepares students with both a strong conceptual foundation and a powerful set of skills and practical tools.
  • Each student has the ability to tailor the programme to their own interests and career goals through the selection of optional modules allowing for routes of specialisation in areas like Brand analytics, Public Relations and Crisis Communications, and consumer psychology and communications.
  • A range of co-curricular activities and guest lectures by leading practitioners complement the academic programme.

Programme Content

The MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications programme will be offered in Full-time (lasting 1 year) and Part-time (2 years) study modes. The programme will consist of two compulsory modules that students will complete over an academic year, each worth 30 credits. Yearlong modules will provide students with more time to assimilate the subject matter in each module.

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Total Cost Range - AED 60,000 to AED 107,600

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021

Venue

Middlesex University - Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park,

Dubai,

500697, UAE

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Normally a second class UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent qualification is required in marketing, communications, or business related field.
  • We will also accept a professional qualification of an equivalent standard
  • You are welcome to apply if you do not have a formal qualification but have extensive marketing experience, however you may be required to come in for an interview and/or provide evidence of ability to study at the PG level.

IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based: 87 (21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading)

Pearson PTE Academic: 58

Pearson PTE General: Level 4

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About this uni

Middlesex University Dubai provides students with the opportunity to transfer their studies to London.

  • Was University of the Year - Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity
  • Welcomes 3,500+ students from 100+ countries
  • Enjoys strong links with industry
  • Many study options accredited and recognised