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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Marketing
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Advance your marketing expertise and apply critical and analytical thinking to modern global marketing challenges.
I picked Curtin because of its great reputation and it came highly recommended by some of my colleagues. The course content was structured around assignments which used real-world case studies and theories that were applicable to current industry examples.
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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
In this course, you'll apply critical and analytical thinking to modern global marketing challenges. The Graduate Certificate in Marketing and Graduate Diploma in Marketing are nested within this course.
Key topics covered include marketing communications, strategic branding, consumer behaviour, digital and social media marketing, research, analytics and user experiences. The course culminates in an independent research project that explores contemporary industry problems and challenges.
There are advanced level course units in digital advertising, big data analytics and consumer biometrics, reflecting some of Curtin's areas of research excellence. Through the selection of course units, you can specialise in luxury branding or digital marketing.
The course is industry-focused and designed to prepare you for professional success. You’ll interact with industry professionals through work integrated learning and guest lectures.
There are opportunities to learn in-demand skills through a suite of industry tools in Curtin’s unique learning spaces, including The Agency – our social media command centre – as well as our cutting-edge biometric research facility.
Note: This course differs from the Master of Commerce (Marketing), which is tailored towards graduates with minimal or no prior experience in marketing and is six months longer in full-time duration.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Interact with industry while you study. In the past, representatives from organisations including Seven West Media, The Brand Agency and Tourism WA, have given guest lectures.
- The Curtin Marketing Association, a student group, will help you build social, academic and industry-based relationships and skills.
- This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
- Curtin University is the Inaugural Premier Education Network Sponsor of The Communications Council WA.
- Advertising professional
- Marketing specialist
- Media producer
- Media buyer
- Public Relations professional
- Leisure and tourism
- Retail and wholesale
- Service industries
What you'll learn
- apply specialised knowledge theories, models and concepts relevant to digital marketing and be proficient in their application
- critically analyse the digital marketing environment and think creatively to generate strategic solution; apply logical; rational and reflective processes in high level decision making that is ethical, responsible and sustainable
- analyse and synthesise complex information, problems and concepts by applying established marketing theories and principles and demonstrating technical skills in digital marketing practice
- develop effective oral and written skills to communicate complex digital marketing information to a variety of audiences; and apply research methodologies to generate insight for reports and digital content
- develop an understanding of digital marketing strategies, dynamics and platforms and apply this knowledge to construct digital campaign strategies for delivering and refining content across a broad spectrum of digital contexts and environments
- employ an intellectual curiosity that is able to integrate new information with existing knowledge, and develop a lifelong attitude of continuing professional development in the marketing discipline including formulation of strategic solutions to diverse problems related to marketing services and products in local and international contexts
- evaluate digital marketing principles and techniques in adapting to global market in a constantly changing networked economy
- recognise the nature of cultural trends and diversity in various societies and apply decision making skills that incorporate ethical and social and global perspectives in order to adapt or to develop culturally sensitive efforts in marketing
- apply professional proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in marketing contexts as well as developing effective independent or collaborative work skills to ethically apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to marketing tasks
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduate Certificate in Marketing, or an undergraduate degree in any discipline and relevant work experience in Marketing.
Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
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Fees & charges
International student indicative fees
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$15,300*|
|Total indicative course fee||$45,000*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$30,000*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 0 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Last updated on: November 25, 2020