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Study marketing abroad

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

Marketing degrees abroad

Studying for a marketing degree is appealing to students who want to become involved with a more creative side of the business world. On a marketing program abroad you will gain the skills and knowledge to start a career in marketing, managing projects, people and analysis.

International students studying marketing benefit from a range of career services at their university, as well as programs created in association with professional marketing bodies and organizations. The aim of this type of degree is to prepare you to enter the workplace in a marketing role upon graduation.

Students may choose to study marketing abroad for many reasons, including the quality of education. In places like the US and Europe the reputation of their many large businesses attracts many international students to study there.

Marketing programs are often run by business schools and have options at all levels including bachelor’s, master’s and PhD.

Marketing program structure

Studying abroad for a bachelor’s in marketing will take between three and four years, with a master’s taking between one and two years of study. You may also have the option of a year in industry (also known as a placement year), or work experience arranged through the university’s career services.

In a liberal arts bachelor’s degree you may choose marketing as your major; this becomes the main focus of your degree alongside a general education in the arts and humanities.

Most of your time studying for a marketing degree will be spent in lectures, alongside personal study time, and discussing your learning in seminars and work groups.Where possible a university will strive to use real world situations and practical tasks to improve your skills and career prospects.

The exact structure and content of a marketing program will vary due to the country and the university you are studying in. Some of the modules or electives that may count towards a marketing degree will surround topics such as:

  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Consumer behavior
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Branding
  • Ethics
  • Law
Marketing program structure

Studying abroad for a bachelor’s in marketing will take between three and four years, with a master’s taking between one and two years of study. You may also have the option of a year in industry (also known as a placement year), or work experience arranged through the university’s career services.

In a liberal arts bachelor’s degree you may choose marketing as your major; this becomes the main focus of your degree alongside a general education in the arts and humanities.

Most of your time studying for a marketing degree will be spent in lectures, alongside personal study time, and discussing your learning in seminars and work groups.Where possible a university will strive to use real world situations and practical tasks to improve your skills and career prospects.

The exact structure and content of a marketing program will vary due to the country and the university you are studying in. Some of the modules or electives that may count towards a marketing degree will surround topics such as:

  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Consumer behavior
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Branding
  • Ethics
  • Law

Types of marketing degrees

How to study marketing abroad

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Marketing study abroad programs

Marketing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in marketing

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    Communication, Advertising and Marketing - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,917 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,480 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Marketing - BSBA University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Applied Business (Marketing) - BBus La Trobe University - Didasko, Australia
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,800 AUD

    Start date
    November, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January, December, October
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    Marketing - BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,469 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration & Economics: Marketing - BComm (Hons) University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,241 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,684 CAD

    Start date
    January
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Associate in marketing

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    Digital Media and Marketing - 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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    Forest Renewable Materials/Marketing and Management - ASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,791 USD

    Start date
    September
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    General Marketing - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    August, June, February
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    Marketing - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Marketing - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in marketing

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    Advertising and Marketing Communications Management - AdvDip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,437 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,112 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Business: Marketing - UGDip Centennial College, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,943 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,237 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Business: Marketing
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    Business - Marketing - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,178 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
    Show program overview about Business - Marketing
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    Business Administration: Marketing - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,396 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,060 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Marketing - PBcDip Okanagan College, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in marketing

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    Business Studies: Marketing - Cert Okanagan College, Canada
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    May, January, September
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    Customer Relationship Marketing - Cert Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    September, August, June, February, January
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    Retail Management & Marketing - Cert (with foundation) Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,750 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
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    Marketing - Cert North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    April, September, June, January
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    Marketing - Cert Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,348 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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Pathway in marketing

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,993 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Business, Management & Marketing, International Year One - UGP University of Huddersfield, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,818 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Marketing graduate programs

Master's in marketing

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    Advertising and Marketing - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,458 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Marketing: Major in Marketing Analytics & Metrics - MMart (with placement) Luiss Guido Carli, Italy

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    27 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,707 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,300 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Business Economics with Marketing and Psychology - MA (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,627 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,450 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business (Economics, Finance & Marketing) - MBA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,476 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Commerce (12 subjects) with Marketing - MComm Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    24,405 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,936 AUD

    Start date
    March, July
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Doctorate in marketing

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    Economics, Finance & Marketing - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,410 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Management & Marketing - PhD University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 USD

    Start date
    September, May
    Show program overview about Management & Marketing
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    Management, Marketing and People - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,954 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    June, May, April, March, February, January, September, December, November, October
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    Marketing - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,420 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    February, October
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    Marketing, Events and Law - PhD University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,156 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in marketing

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    Business - Marketing (Co-op) - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,691 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,922 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, February, January
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    Business – Marketing - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,177 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Marketing - GDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,348 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, May
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    Marketing - PDip University of Otago, New Zealand
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    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,902 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,056 NZD

    Start date
    February
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Certificate in marketing

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    Marketing - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,019 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,345 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Marketing - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,672 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,200 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Marketing - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    May, January
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    Marketing & Entrepreneurship - PGCert Trent University, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,755 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,529 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Marketing: Corporate Account Management - GradCert Centennial College, Canada
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    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,083 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,413 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Pathway in marketing

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    Business, Management and Marketing, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Huddersfield, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,454 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,600 GBP

    Start date
    June, September
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    Strategic Marketing (with Placement Year), Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,818 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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    Retail Management & Marketing Pre-Master's Programme - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,067 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 GBP

    Start date
    April, January
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Future marketing careers

When you graduate from a marketing degree abroad, you should be ready to join a company at a graduate position. The skills you gain from a marketing program will be useful in many areas of a business, however it is common for students to end up on a path to one of these positions:

  • Brand manager
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Media planner
  • Events manager
  • Communications manager

It’s also worth getting involved with student organizations at university. If you find a student group for your interests you have the opportunity to be elected onto the committee. Volunteering for one of these roles can boost your CV by giving you more experience managing people, projects and events.