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Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Marketing Strategy (SCQF Level 11)


* Equivalent level. See Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries for a comparison of the UK and European Qualifications Frameworks.

This qualification is SCQF credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). See the SCQF website for the full list of SCQF credit-rated EduQual qualifications.

The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Universities Scotland.

The Diploma in Business and Marketing Strategy (BMS) offers learners without prior experience the knowledge and skills they need to be operationally effective in a career in the Marketing field. For those learners that do have prior experience in Marketing and who also possess a professional qualification, the pathway through this programme will develop their professional competence.

The programme has been produced to conform to the requirements of UK regulatory authorities and the relevant Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject benchmark statements.

Programme Specification

The Diploma in Business and Marketing Strategy consists of the following five units:



Holders of this qualification can join a variety of UK degree programmes at an advanced stage. Degree top-up programmes can be delivered in the UK, locally, or by-distance/online. Contact us at for more information.

Entry Requirements

  • The CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) Professional Diploma in Marketing


  • An honours degree in a cognate discipline, normally at a minimum of lower second class honours (equivalent to GPA 3.0 or above for US degrees). Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities, will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications


  • A minimum of five years managerial work experience in a Marketing or Business Managerial role


  • Applicants for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6.5 or equivalent


Face to Face Learning: 8 months

Online Learning: 6 months


Face to Face Learning: £6500

Online Learning: £5800

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