About This Course
Management and Marketing
1 year Full-time
EU Fees 2020
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Non-EU Fees 2020
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Open for EU applications, check rounds closing dates under How to Apply
Non-EU Closing Date
28 September 2020
This course is designed for graduates who have taken no, or a very limited amount of management or marketing in their undergraduate degree. If you wish to pursue a career in management or marketing, or to focus on a specific strategic innovation, enterprise or marketing capability, the course is suitable for you. People from a variety of academic backgrounds, including science, arts, engineering, law and social science attend this course. It is also suitable for those with professional or academic qualifications like medicine or accounting. This unique programme places great emphasis on the creative and innovation aspects of management and marketing which are essential for business careers and for the development of a knowledge-based economy.
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The MSc (Management and Marketing) is delivered using a combination of:
- lectures and tutorials
- interactive workshops
- case-studies and class discussion
- industry presentations
- company visits
- guest speakers
- research seminars
The MSc (Management and Marketing) programme is of 12 months, full-time duration and is divided into two parts:
In Part 1, from mid-September until early the following March, you will study a core selection of subjects in both management and marketing, and you can also choose from a range of elective subjects depending on which area you aim to specialise in.
Students will take two five-credit modules, Workplace Skills and Research Methods, in semesters one and two, to help prepare them for their work placement or dissertation, and for longer-term employment or further academic research. The key skills developed on these modules include how to:
- make effective presentations
- undertake in-depth research into both organisational and consumer behaviour
- work effectively in a team
- create, edit and manage online video content
- create persuasive CVs
- engage in job interviews with confidence
These modules are delivered by a combination of academic staff and industry practitioners in the field, and avail of the most up-to-date techniques, with a strong applied focus. One-to-one coaching and ‘mock’ interviews form a part of the Workplace Skills module.
In Part II and from April until late August you will pursue either a five-month research internship or an industry-focused research/consultancy project in which you will apply and develop what you have learnt in Part I.
Students take 90 credits. Part I consists of 60 credits. Part II consists of 30 credits.
Core Modules (50 credits)
- MG6302 Introduction to Marketing
- MG6303 Ethical Issues in Business
- MG6304 Market Research
- MG6305 People and Organisations
- MG6306 Consumer Behaviour
- MG6308 Marketing Communications
- MG6309 Strategy
- MG6315 Project Management
- MG6320 Foundations of Management
- MG6329 Organisational Dynamics
Elective modules (10 credits)
Students take elective modules to the value of 10 credits from the following:
- MG6317 Contemporary Issues in HRM (5 credits)
- MG6324 International Marketing Environment (5 credits)
- MG6327 Entrepreneurship Practice and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
- MG6336 Digital Marketing (5 credits)
- MG6332 Research Methods
- MG6335 Professional and Personal Development and
- MG6333 Work Placement (20 credits) or
- MG6334 Management and Marketing: Dissertation (20 credits)
Your choice of elective subjects is subject to availability and to approval by the course directors. Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
The MSc in Management and Marketing is a full-time 12 month programme. In Part 1, you will need to be available to attend classes and seminars from Monday to Friday (inclusive).
During Part 2 of the course, you will be either in a full-time work placement or engaged in full-time active research under the supervision of an academic mentor.
You will have formal lecture, tutorial and workshop hours. Outside of this, you will have several project groups for different modules. You will be expected to arrange group meetings, etc., outside formal hours. You will also be expected to read required texts as well as engage in independent study/research for modules where required.
You will be assessed by continuous assessment, end-of-year exam and either a work placement report and assessment or a research thesis.
Who teaches this course?
You can search UCC's Institutional Research Information System for staff profiles.
Why Choose This Course
MSc (Management and Marketing) is designed for those who have taken no, or only a very limited amount of management or marketing in their undergraduate degree. If you wish to pursue a career in management or marketing, or to focus on a specific strategic innovation, enterprise or marketing capability, this course will suit your needs.
This unique course places great emphasis on the creative and innovative aspects of management and marketing which are essential for business careers and the development of the new knowledge-based economy.
Placement or Study Abroad Information
In Part 2 of the course, from April until late August, you will pursue either a five-month research internship or an industry-focused research/consultancy project that will apply and develop what you have learnt in Part 1.
Skills and Careers Information
The nature of any management and marketing course means that on completion of the course you will be broadly equipped to seek employment in the widest possible range of industries. The theoretical foundation and skills provided will enable you to approach career opportunities with vision and flexibility, and to switch careers with greater ease, in line with your own changing career plans and with the entrepreneurial expectations of the modern economy.
People who have graduated from this course have found employment in a wide variety of industries, including:
- food and drink
- financial services
- information technology
- travel and tourism
- management consultancy
- retail and manufacturing industries.
Recent graduates have found employment in a variety of companies, including 2FM Radio, Apple, Cork County Council, Kerry Group, Musgrave Group, Linklift, Aon Hewitt, etc.
Support continues after you graduate. We maintain regular communication with our graduates and aim to keep them informed of employment opportunities relevant to their career plans and ambitions. Where graduates desire it, we maintain a database of their current status as information for prospective employers.
The minimum requirement for applicants is a 2H2 Honours Degree without a significant management or marketing component (as adjudicated by the Programme Director, but normally less than 30 ECTS credits).
Consideration may be given to applicants who do not meet the above criteria but who have sufficient relevant professional experience, subject to approval by the School of Business.
As places are limited, all eligible candidates are not guaranteed a place on the programme. Participants will be selected on the basis of the information supplied in their application.
All students are required to complete a supplementary form as part of the application procedure: CKL22 MSc Management & Marketing
“Please note that the form is of particular importance and requires careful consideration by the applicant”.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €10,500 .
The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,000.
If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is a non-refundable deposit on acceptance of an offer of €500.
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
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4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available here CKL22 MSc Management & Marketing
As there is usually a very high demand for places on this programme. This course may be full before the final closing date and eligible applicants at this point may be put on a waiting list.
Please note that successful EU applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €500 on acceptance of their place.
The closing date for non-EU applications is 15 JuneApply Now