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Study digital marketing abroad

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

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Digital marketing degrees abroad

Digital marketing covers all marketing that takes place online, or that uses an electronic device. Businesses use digital marketing across numerous online channels like search, social media, video and email. Unsurprisingly, it’s a fast growing area and an increasingly popular degree to study at university.

With nearly all businesses looking to promote and sell their services and products online, the role of the digital marketer is constantly in demand. It’s a surprisingly varied field that encompasses many traditional marketing techniques along with modern, tech-led approaches.

Choosing to study digital marketing abroad means you will get to pick from a wide range of programs and courses from all over the world. Not only will you have a much wider choice, but it also means you’ll get to see how another country approaches the subject, and be able to learn while experiencing a whole new culture and way of life.

Digital marketing program structure

The framework and content of each digital marketing program will be different, so it’s important to look closely at each to find the one that works best for you.

Some programs may contain more traditional marketing elements, and some courses are offered together with another subject, like advertising.

At undergraduate level, you can study for a BA in digital marketing over three or four years, depending on the country you’re studying in. Some courses offer a year in industry, which means you can spend a year employed in a digital marketing team getting first hand experience.

It’s also possible to study for a master’s degree in digital marketing abroad, with most programs lasting for one or two years. Postgraduate degrees are often available as joint programs with another related subject, like management or social marketing.

Here’s some of the subjects and modules you could cover on a digital marketing degree:

  • Marketing principles
  • Data analysis
  • Content creation
  • Social media marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Audience research
  • Advertising principles
  • Advertising principles
  • Consumer behavior
Digital marketing program structure

The framework and content of each digital marketing program will be different, so it’s important to look closely at each to find the one that works best for you.

Some programs may contain more traditional marketing elements, and some courses are offered together with another subject, like advertising.

At undergraduate level, you can study for a BA in digital marketing over three or four years, depending on the country you’re studying in. Some courses offer a year in industry, which means you can spend a year employed in a digital marketing team getting first hand experience.

It’s also possible to study for a master’s degree in digital marketing abroad, with most programs lasting for one or two years. Postgraduate degrees are often available as joint programs with another related subject, like management or social marketing.

Here’s some of the subjects and modules you could cover on a digital marketing degree:

  • Marketing principles
  • Data analysis
  • Content creation
  • Social media marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Audience research
  • Advertising principles
  • Advertising principles
  • Consumer behavior

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Digital marketing study abroad programs

Digital marketing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in digital marketing

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    Advertising and Digital Marketing - BA (Hons) University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,845 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business & Digital Marketing - BSc (Hons) Falmouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,750 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration: Concentration in Digital Marketing - BBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,700 USD

    Start date
    August, October, June, May, March, January
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    Commerce - Digital Marketing - BComm Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,719 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,158 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship (Digital Marketing) - BA London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,731 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,155 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in digital marketing

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    Business Administration: Digital Marketing - Dip Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    25,187 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,500 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Digital Marketing Specialist (Co-op) - Dip Toronto School of Management, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,590 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,495 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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Digital marketing graduate programs

Master's in digital marketing

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    Business Management: Digital Marketing & Communication - MSc (with foundation) Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,134 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 EUR

    Start date
    November, October, August, May, March
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    Digital Marketing - MSc (with foundation) Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,779 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
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    Digital Marketing - MA CBS International Business School, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,045 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,060 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Digital Marketing - Dual MSc ESEI International Business School, Spain
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,915 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,440 EUR

    Start date
    February, October
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    Digital Marketing - MA University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,512 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,430 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in digital marketing

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    Digital Marketing - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,200 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Global Digital Marketing - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,350 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    January, October, April
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Certificate in digital marketing

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    Digital Marketing Post-Diploma - GradCert Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,678 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,357 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Global Digital Marketing - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,175 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    January, October, July, April
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Pathway in digital marketing

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    Digital Marketing and Channel Management, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,909 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    September, February
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Future digital marketing careers

A degree in digital marketing gives you all the skills you’d need to start work in a marketing team. However, there are a number of specific roles you could choose to take on, including:

  • Social media manager
  • Account manager
  • SEO executive
  • PPC marketing manager
  • PR executive
  • Content marketer
  • Copywriter
  • Content writer
  • CRM/email marketing manager

Make sure you choose a program that will give you the best chance of getting the role within digital marketing that most interests you. A lot of companies allow you to work across several areas in digital marketing giving you a varied workload.