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Marketing Communications

Key information

Subject area:

Stackable Microcredentials

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



6 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 04 March 2025 To: 15 April 2025
Application deadline: 04 February 2025

Course overview

​​In this module, we will address the most popular facet of marketing mix: marketing communications. Marketing communications include not only advertising but also social media promotion, search engine marketing, events and experiences, and even taxi roof display. Starting with the marketing communications environment and relevant players, you will learn to plan, develop and implement a marketing communications campaign as well as measure the effectiveness of that campaign. This module will also help you to learn practical skills in creating digital marketing communication campaigns on popular platforms, such as Facebook and Google. You will challenge your creativity while preparing an advertising creative idea pitch, then integrate your idea with a broader communication plan.​ 

What does this course cover?

The module aims to cover:

  • Environmental forces influencing marketing communications.
  • Consumer response and information processing.
  • Marketing communications strategies and planning.
  • Players in the marketing communications industry.
  • Marketing communications mix.
  • Evaluation and metrics of marketing communications effectiveness.

What will I achieve?

​By the end of the module, you will have achieved the following:  

  • An in-depth understanding of marketing issues and challenges and an ability to translate theory and evidence into marketing practice.
  • A broad understanding of the various functions of marketing communication mix, and the confidence to engage with and challenge information provided by these.
  • An ability to navigate issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, including a mindfulness as to how marketing communication decisions impact multiple stakeholders.
  • A marketing global mindset and an ability to collaborate with diverse teams, using inter-cultural, and inter-disciplinary skills in real time.
  • A rigorous analytical approach in identifying multiple dimensions of decisions while simultaneously considering both strategic and tactical elements.
  • Adaptability and confidence to comfortably navigate when ambiguous marketing situations arise in marketing communication activities.

Who is this for?

​​The standard entry requirements comprise:

  • A 2:2 honours degree or international equivalent,
  • A CV and personal statement outlining your reasons for study,
  • English language band B (for example, IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill)​. 

How will I be assessed?

​You will be assessed via coursework and examination, as follows: 

  • Coursework 1 = 70% 
  • Coursework 2 = 10% 
  • Examination 1 = 10% 
  • Examination 2 = 10%

What is the teaching schedule?

This module is delivered online and includes a variety of interactive activities to support learning. This includes discussion forums, online readings, interactive lectures, videos, quizzes, reflections, guest speakers, and online webinars. You can join live webinars, typically held on Tuesday lunchtimes, but if you are unable to attend you will be able to catch up via recordings.

You will be expected to undertake approximately 150 hours of study in total for this module. 

Further information

​This module is offered as part of our flexible master’s awards in Professional Development. The awards are one of the most flexible currently offered in the UK, providing the opportunity to study a range of modules from across King’s, both on-campus and online. Whether you are looking for a promotion or to retrain, you have come to the right place.  

Designed for mature professionals juggling life and work commitments, our postgraduate awards will enable you to study at your own pace. In challenging financial times, you are also able to fund your studies module-by-module.  We will support you to select the right module diet that meets your objectives while ensuring that you are well prepared for success. We will also help you to build your professional network of peers from across our suite of CPD modules.  

We can’t wait for you to continue your lifelong learning journey here at King’s.

Course status:

Opening soon

Full fee £1605

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