Marketing Strategy (N1070)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

One of the key tasks of marketing managers is to develop and implement marketing strategies that can create and sustain competitive advantage for the organisation in the marketplace.

In this module, you address the role of marketing in strategy formulation and the fundamental principles that guide organisational actions to ensure marketing success, not just for today, but into the foreseeable future.

You explore theoretical and practical perspectives of marketing strategy, the strategic marketing planning process and associated activities - including customer relationship management, market-led innovation and marketing measurement.

In this module, you have a strong focus on the strategic planning of marketing, including evolving developments in strategic marketing thinking and implications for marketing management.

In addition, through case study work, you develop an appreciation of the practical applications of various strategic concepts and techniques, and critically evaluate and select strategic options available to marketing decision-makers.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Report, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.