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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.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
If you have a prior background in a relevant business field, Curtin’s Master of Marketing will advance your expertise in marketing and can help you achieve your specific career goals.
In this course, you'll apply critical and analytical thinking to modern global marketing challenges. 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.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Study fully online with edX
You can now also choose to study the Master of Marketing fully online through our partnership with edX, giving you the flexibility to study while working, in a full-time or part-time capacity at a pace that suits you. You’ll interact with other students from all over the world, so you can grow your professional network and gain a deeper international perspective.
- You will interact with industry while you study as many units focus on real-life clients.
- The Curtin Marketing Association, a student group, will help you build social, academic and industry-based relationships and skills.
- Curtin’s Master of Marketing was highly ranked in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Marketing 2018.
- Curtin is a Graduate Gateway University with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Curtin University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and their content is reflected in our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career
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
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.
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|
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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
On Campus and Online
Curtin Online 1, Curtin Online 2, Curtin Online 3, Curtin Online 4, Semester 1 and Semester 2
All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.
The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MC-MRKT
- CRICOS code: 027233E
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019