This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23No such Code for pgprog: N5K609 J
Department: Management and Marketing
||Not available in 2021/22
||N5K609 J MSc Marketing
Excluded Combination of Modules
- â€¢ To develop a critical understanding of marketing theory, focusing specifically on key debates and cutting-edge knowledge that challenge conventional accounts of marketing theory. The theoretical, managerial, social, economic, and political dimensions of marketing are considered, in order to illuminate how marketing thought has developed: the role of marketing within markets, organisations, and society: and assumptions underpinning marketing thinking.
- â€¢The Development of Marketing Theory and Thought: Origins and Eras
- Paradigms and Turns of Marketing Theory
- Consumer Society and Conceptualising the Consumer
- Marketing as Exchange: Transactions, Relationships, Co-Creation or Manipulation?
- Brands and Branding
- Globalisation and Marketing in Non-Western Contexts
- Gender, Identity and the Marketplace
- Technology and Surveillance in the Marketplace
- Ethics, Vulnerable Consumers and Social Marketing
- Marketing and Society: Alternative Markets and the Future of Marketing
- By the end of the module students will have:
- a critical understanding of the history and development of marketing theory
- a comprehensive knowledge of the assumptions underpinning marketing theory;
- an advanced understanding of alternative accounts of the role of marketing in markets, organisations, and society;
- an appreciation of the reciprocal relationship between marketing and technology, and marketing and culture;
- a critical understanding of the debates surrounding ethical, responsible, and sustainable marketing practice.
- By the end of the module students should have the:
- ability to critically evaluate marketing theory;
- ability to understand and apply different perspectives and approaches to marketing;
- ability to debate the underlying assumptions that constitute the various paradigms in marketing theory;
- ability to understand and evaluate the relationship between marketing theory and practice.
- critical thinking in evaluating marketing theory and practice
- creative and adaptable problem solving and analytical skills
- effective written communication skills
- self-reflection and self-awareness in research and practice
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- The module will be taught in a combination of weekly 2 hour lectures and fortnightly 1 hour seminars, to allow a greater level of engagement with students and to enable a flexibility of approach as appropriate. Both lectures and seminars will comprise a balanced mix of lecture-type teaching, group work, case studies, and discussions, to enable the learning outcomes to be met.
- The summative assessment, by individual written assignment, is designed to test studentsâ€™ acquisition of subject specific knowledge and understanding of the range of subject matter that has been introduced during the module.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||1 per week
|Preparation and Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Individual written assignment
Seminar exercises will give students an opportunity to explore, discuss, critique and apply the key aspects of marketing theory and will be closely linked to the summative assessment. Participation in seminar elements provides an opportunity for formative feedback throughout the module. Verbal formative feedback will be given to the students throughout the seminar exercises. The aim of the formative assessment is to begin to understand the application of the material, to consolidate knowledge, and further develop relevant skills for academic work.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University