Our MSc Marketing Psychology is designed to develop tomorrow’s brand strategists, senior brand managers and senior market researchers. We achieve this by bringing together two related disciplines for which Regent’s is internationally renowned: psychology and marketing.
This programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand present trends and predict the future.
We aim to develop your intellectual integrity, critical thinking, and your advanced research skills, so that you enter your chosen profession as a marketing and branding expert with abilities that are usually associated with an advanced science education.
Encompassing new disciplines such as digital anthropology, behavioural economics and neuro-marketing, our programme will position you at the forefront of your industry. You will explore social change, emerging debates and cutting-edge theories, examining brands as psychological and cultural objects.
Although the programme is focused on key areas of marketing psychology, the scope is broad: you will graduate with a number of key transferable skills, giving you the flexibility to choose from a range of high-level career options.
A degree of this kind is long overdue. From multinational corporations to family businesses, companies are crying out for leaders with mastery that spans both disciplines.
Developed by a team of senior marketers and psychologists, the MSc Marketing Psychology goes beyond comparable degrees elsewhere. Careful consideration has been given to how marketing and psychology overlap and intersect in every module, rather than drawing independently on marketing modules and psychology modules.
Science is the backbone of this degree. When business people write books about consumer behaviour, they often reinforce the received wisdom of the business community by focusing on what is already known. The opportunity for real innovation is missed. Our MSc is designed to show what happens when we go directly to the social sciences for knowledge and insight, and bring back freshly mined ideas. The result is true innovation and great business solutions.
Location is also important, and Regent’s is surely the best place to study in London. Located in royal Regent’s Park, in 11 acres of private gardens, we are often given the accolade of having the most beautiful campus in the UK’s capital city. More importantly perhaps, our campus places you in the heart of Central London, where many of the world’s most famous and exciting brands are based.
Although this programme draws extensively on the social sciences, all business and management programmes at Regent’s are underpinned by our key themes – creativity, intercultural intelligence, leadership, entrepreneurship and stewardship – offering you a very unique brand of education.
Furthermore, based on years of experience, we consider there to be five essential elements to gaining the best possible postgraduate education in marketing psychology, and ensuring the most rewarding time as a student.
The best education in marketing psychology is:
Our teaching philosophy is based on personal attention: our classes are intimate, with a maximum cohort size of 20. Every student gets to know their lecturers and peers, and you benefit from more contact time with teaching staff than elsewhere. The University’s mission is to develop tomorrow’s global leaders: developing you as a future leader in marketing and branding is most effective when done in an intimate learning environment.
Our MSc programme is dynamic and intensive, combining modular study with field work, masterclasses, live projects and industry opportunities. We will immerse you in psychology and the discipline of marketing for the duration of the programme, as well as helping you to develop the connections to succeed thereafter.
There is no place that has a broader international focus than Regent’s. With students from over 140 nationalities spread across a small community of 3,500 full-time students, we can confidently claim to be the most internationally diverse university in the UK. Understanding regional variation and cross-cultural differences in consumer psychology and behaviour are critical to leading and succeeding in our globalised world. This is Regent’s speciality.
As well as being industry-focused in its design and content, your programme is delivered by practitioner lecturers, and encompasses live projects and masterclasses with influential industry professionals. You will begin your relationship with staff from our dedicated Careers & Business Relations team from Day One.
As a private institution, independence is our legal status, but it is also an attitude of mind. We make an intellectual claim on independence, and our students are encouraged to think and operate independently and with individuality. This is essential to success in both marketing and branding.
As a future brand strategist, senior brand manager or senior market researcher, the aim of the MSc Marketing Psychology is to give you the intellectual and practical knowledge to create and implement marketing strategies within the complex, fast-changing and dynamic international context of the contemporary business world, and to develop the skills necessary to lead and succeed in your future career.
The main educational objectives of the programme are to:
On the MSc Marketing Psychology you undertake three terms of study, each of which comprises 60 credits, with 180 credits in total.
The programme comprises core modules in the first and second semester, with a choice of two optional modules in the third semester.
Modules are subject to validation.
Core modules *
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* Module descriptions will be available shortly.
25 September 2017
Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July.
Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £17,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)
We require a minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution, and an IELTS Level 6.5 (all elements at a minimum of 6.0). Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.
We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:
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If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
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A range of teaching, learning and assessment methods are used to support you on the programme. These include lectures, seminars, workshops, field research, laboratory experiments, case studies, group projects and individual and group tutorials.
Lectures and seminars are the most common method of delivery. Whilst these operate on the assumption that there is no prior knowledge of the subject, there is an expectation that you will supplement the knowledge and skills acquired during contact time with your own additional independent learning directed by your teaching team. These will comprise refereed articles, seminal literature, and other selected key texts in marketing, psychology and related disciplines.
You will be expected to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations by guest speakers, all of which will provide you with a solid foundation for learning. At Regent’s we believe that learning technology should be a supplement rather than a substitute for live teaching and personal learning exchanges. To supplement your studies, material is made available on your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Blackboard. We have a dedicated, award-winning Learning Technology Team.
Among the other methods of learning on the programme are:
At the beginning of the programme, you will participate in an induction which provides you with the necessary expectations of the year ahead. At the start of each module, you will be provided with a timetable and a list of reading references. Each module tutor will provide individual and group support for you during your module.
Guest speakers and workshops
The programme draws on many new disciplines such as digital anthropology and neuro-marketing, and therefore our teaching team includes specialists so that you can learn directly from the experts.
Guest speakers are regularly involved in the programme to provide academic and practitioner support for your modules. Indeed, the programme has included a ‘Guest Lecturer Series’ consisting of a variety of industry experts drafted in to provide their perspectives on particular subjects.
You will have the opportunity to conduct original field research which involves observing the behaviour of consumers and brands. You will analyse your findings and draw conclusions using a recognised social-science approach, and be able to clearly identify the practical business applications of your research.
Social scientists value the laboratory as a site for research because it offers a high degree of control, which permits experiments. The experiment is a specific technique in research that offers a high degree of reliability and validity. You will have the opportunity to conduct formal experiments in the lab and analyse the results using appropriate methods, including statistics. You will be able to identify the practical business applications of your research.
The programme draws on a wide range of assessment types to reflect the nature of the disciplines and to give you an adequate opportunity to successfully demonstrate achievement on the programme according to your preferred style of learning.
This includes academic essays, research activities, reports, presentations, reflective reports, interviews, group work, and live projects. Alternative assessments are provided where possible for students with a registered disability.
You will also engage in self-assessment and peer assessment.
Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
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Last updated: 20 January 2017
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