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Study advertising abroad

An in-depth guide to studying advertising as an international student.

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Advertising degrees abroad

At its core, advertising is the promotion of a product, service, or idea to an audience. It’s a far-reaching subject which includes elements marketing, business, copywriting, psychology, visual design, and communication.

As an advertising student, you’ll explore various theories of advertising, consumer behaviors, and promotional methods and techniques to gain an in-depth understanding of the field. You’ll use your knowledge to design, roll out, and evaluate original advertising campaigns.

By studying abroad, you’ll see first-hand how some of the world’s most successful businesses advertise across borders. You’ll uncover and adopt new advertising strategies and gain a greater appreciation of how campaigns are tailored to specific cultural audiences. You’ll network with professionals, accelerate your employability, and have the adventure of a lifetime.

Advertising program structure

Advertising can be studied at various undergraduate and graduate levels, from associate degrees to doctoral qualifications.

A two-year associate degree will give students an introduction to the field and prepare them for entry-level employment or further study. A bachelor’s degree usually takes three or four years to complete and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of advertising.

If you want to begin your career in management or academia, you’ll probably need to complete a postgraduate qualification with a narrower focus. An MA usually takes one or two years to finish, whilst a PhD takes around five years of study.

Most advertising programs are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, and visits to industry experts. You’ll likely be assessed through a combination of written exams, essays, reports, presentations, team projects, and creative portfolios.

Although every advertising program will be slightly different, most programs share similar modules, including:

  • Introduction to advertising
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Campaign planning
  • Brand management
  • Direct and digital marketing
  • Consumer behavior
  • Marketing research insights
  • Contemporary issues in advertising
Advertising program structure

Advertising can be studied at various undergraduate and graduate levels, from associate degrees to doctoral qualifications.

A two-year associate degree will give students an introduction to the field and prepare them for entry-level employment or further study. A bachelor’s degree usually takes three or four years to complete and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of advertising.

If you want to begin your career in management or academia, you’ll probably need to complete a postgraduate qualification with a narrower focus. An MA usually takes one or two years to finish, whilst a PhD takes around five years of study.

Most advertising programs are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, and visits to industry experts. You’ll likely be assessed through a combination of written exams, essays, reports, presentations, team projects, and creative portfolios.

Although every advertising program will be slightly different, most programs share similar modules, including:

  • Introduction to advertising
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Campaign planning
  • Brand management
  • Direct and digital marketing
  • Consumer behavior
  • Marketing research insights
  • Contemporary issues in advertising

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Advertising study abroad programs

Advertising undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in advertising

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    Advertising - BComm RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,146 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,680 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Advertising - BA University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,928 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,928 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Advertising - BA/BSc Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,936 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,936 USD

    Start date
    May, August
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    Advertising - BSc/BA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,920 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Marketing, Advertising and Branding - BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,124 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,680 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in advertising

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    Advertising Photography - AASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in advertising

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    Advertising and Marketing Communications - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Advertising and Marketing Communications Management - AdvDip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,454 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,112 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Advertising and Marketing Communications Management - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,193 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in advertising

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    Marketing with Advertising Management (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,942 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Advertising graduate programs

Master's in advertising

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    Advertising - MA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,146 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,680 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Advertising - MA Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,563 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Advertising (Executive Stream) - MSc Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,686 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Advertising and Marketing - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,385 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Digital Media and Communications: Public Relations and Advertising in Networked Society - MA University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,247 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,930 EUR

    Start date
    February, September, June
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Certificate in advertising

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    Advertising - Creative & Digital Strategy - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,193 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Advertising - Media Management - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,194 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Advertising: Account Management - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,039 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,350 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Future advertising careers

Most businesses and services need to promote and advertise themselves well in order to be successful. As such, advertising graduates have excellent employment prospects. Your skills in creativity and communication will be attractive to employers across a variety of sectors. Here are some of the careers that advertising graduates pursue:

  • Campaign manager
  • Advertising account executive
  • Marketing manager
  • Communication consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Graphic designer
  • Media buyer
  • Public relations offer

Advertising is a notoriously competitive graduate career. To get a headstart on other applicants, consider undertaking some work experience in the advertising department of a company, or at an advertising agency. Your university’s career service should be able to point you in the direction of placement and internship opportunities.