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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

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Digital marketing study abroad programs

Digital marketing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in digital marketing

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    International Management with Specialization in Digital Marketing - BBA Geneva Business School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,900 CHF
    Start date
    February, September
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    Business Administration: Concentration in Digital Marketing - BBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,700 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship (Digital Marketing) - BA London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,155 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Marketing - Digital Marketing - BSB DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    40,551 USD
    Start date
    -
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    Marketing - Digital Marketing - BBA University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,800 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Digital marketing graduate programs

Master's in digital marketing

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    International Management with a specialization in Digital Marketing - MIM Geneva Business School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    33,900 CHF
    Start date
    February, September
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    Sport: Sport Media & Digital Marketing - MA/MSc University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,750 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Digital Marketing - MSc University of Chichester, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,300 GBP
    Start date
    September
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 USD
    Start date
    February, September
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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.