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Communications and Marketing BA (Hons) professional bodies and accreditations

Market Research Society logoMarket Research Society (MRS)

The MRS is the code-holding body within the UK for ethical standards in market and social research. All centres which are awarded MRS-accredited status are required to abide by both the standards and the values embodied in the MRS’s Code of Conduct.

St Mary’s university is an Accredited MRS Centre and students recruited onto the course meet or exceed the minimum entry requirements for the MRS qualification.

As an MRS Accredited Centre, St Mary’s provides an appropriate programme of support to enable students to meet the learning outcomes of the qualification.

The qualifying modules are:

  • COM4003: Consumer, Shopper and Audience Behaviour
  • MGT5028: Marketing Strategy and Implementation
  • MGT5029: Contemporary Marketing Practice
  • COM5005: Research Methods
  • MGT5030: Research Methods in Business and Management

Students can choose from any of the above modules to be exempt from taking the MRS Certificate syllabus requirements and assessment.


Chartered Institute of Marketing Graduate Gateway logoThe Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

*The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners.

St Mary’s University, Twickenham has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and their content is reflected in our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Graduate Gateway (GG) with The Chartered Institute of Marketing

The following degrees have been successfully mapped and awarded Graduate Gateway status from the The Chartered Institute of Marketing: