The MSc Marketing is for the non-business graduate who is interested in how individuals and organisations (including governments) interact in the marketplace for goods and services. Marketing plays a key role in value creation for not only customers and businesses but also for society. Marketing is more than a function. It is a customer-centric, enterprise-wide set of processes, systems, and activities that connect firms and customers in a dynamic global marketplace. Effective marketing requires an understanding of the business as a whole and of the managerial value creation and capture process. Recent market reports have demonstrated that consumers are becoming more discerning and also have more information at their fingertips about products and services. For organisations to compete in this increasingly internationalised and competitive market, they need to have a strong marketing function. This function considers issues such as communications with customers and the behaviours of prospective and current customers. How organizations operate in a digital environment is an integral part of Marketing and as such it is a key feature of the programme integrated throughout the offering.

Course Structure
The programme runs in block mode with four taught modules in semesters 1 and 2, and then a choice for the final 30 ECTS. This challenging and demanding conversion programme is fast-paced, developing a high level of competence in marketing and business across the programme, Modules are delivered over two semesters (September-January & February-May) with the Business Research Project/Placement conducted between May and August. The programme will generally be delivered through lectures, presentations, and intensive workshops, typically in blocks of two full days every two weeks, followed by less structured supervision contact over the third (summer) semester.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade honours (level 8) degree in a non-business discipline. In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least 5 years relevant work experience at least 3 of which must be in a management position. This is done through the Maynooth University Procedure for Non Standard Entrants and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.

International applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850.


MH86D: 1 year Full-time
MH87D: 2 years Part-time


In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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Commences September

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Career Options
The programme develops future executives in the specific area of marketing for organisations in all sectors, across the economy. The course material takes a broad, cross-sectoral, and international approach focussing on key skills to enhance employability. Accordingly, the course prepares graduates for a wide range of roles and organisations. Students also take a career management module designed to enhance employability at the outset and throughout their career. Work Placement (full-time mode only) and the Business Research Project options are particularly valuable to employers as they demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in the world of work.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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