Postgraduate
MSc Management and Marketing

University College Cork

Course Overview


This course is designed for graduates who have taken no, or a very limited amount of management or marketing in their undergraduate degree.

If you wish to pursue a career in management or marketing, or to focus on a specific strategic innovation, enterprise or marketing capability, the course is suitable for you. People from a variety of academic backgrounds, including science, arts, engineering, law and social science attend this course. It is also suitable for those with professional or academic qualifications like medicine or accounting. This unique programme places great emphasis on the creative and innovation aspects of management and marketing which are essential for business careers and for the development of a knowledge-based economy.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months Full-time (1 Year)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

In Part 2 of the course, from April until late August, you will pursue either a five-month research internship or an industry-focused research/consultancy project that will apply and develop what you have learnt in Part 1.


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 18,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • MSc (Management and Marketing) is designed for those who have taken no, or only a very limited amount of management or marketing in their undergraduate degree.
  • If you wish to pursue a career in management or marketing, or to focus on a specific strategic innovation, enterprise or marketing capability, this course will suit your needs.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

  • The minimum requirement for applicants is a 2H2 Honours Degree without a significant management or marketing component (as adjudicated by the Programme Director, but normally less than 30 ECTS credits).
  • Consideration may be given to applicants who do not meet the above criteria but who have sufficient relevant professional experience, subject to approval by the School of Business.
  • As places are limited, all eligible candidates are not guaranteed a place on the programme. Participants will be selected on the basis of the information supplied in their application.
  • All students are required to complete a supplementary form as part of the application procedure: CKL22 MSc Management & Marketing
    “Please note that the form is of particular importance and requires careful consideration by the applicant”.
  • If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Business and Law: Business Programmes: DET 100-110 + Skills Check, DET 115 or more eligible for full offer.
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Business Programmes: 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Business Programmes: TOEFL 80; Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing 17
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Business Programmes: 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Business Programmes: 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Business Programmes: 59 Minimum individual sections 51
UK Examining Boards/Bodies:
GCE O Level English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English Literature at Grade C or above
CSE Grade 1 Pass in English
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


The nature of any management and marketing course means that on completion of the course you will be broadly equipped to seek employment in the widest possible range of industries. The theoretical foundation and skills provided will enable you to approach career opportunities with vision and flexibility, and to switch careers with greater ease, in line with your own changing career plans and with the entrepreneurial expectations of the modern economy.
People who have graduated from this course have found employment in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • education
  • food and drink
  • financial services
  • information technology
  • travel and tourism
  • management consultancy
  • retail and manufacturing industries.

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