Postgraduate taught 

Marketing MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

Meet the Academics

Meet the Academics

Dr Jaylan Azer

Lecturer in Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School

With a particular interest in digital consumer behaviour and its impact in social networks, Azer’s research is centred on complementary concepts such as service-dominant logic, value co-creation and actor/customer engagement.

Dr Alena Kostyk

Lecturer at the Adam Smith Business School

As well as having over 10 years’ experience in the private sector, Kostyk has a history in marketing research, notably human decision making in futuristic environments and marketplaces, from both a theoretical and empirical perspective.

Dr Matt Offord

Programme Director for the Online MSc Marketing and lecturer in Management

Dr Matt Offord is an expert in training design and development, responsible for designing collective training interventions around the world. He holds an MBA in Leadership Studies from Strathclyde Business School and a PhD from Durham University Business School.

Dr Parichehr Riahi Pour

Lecturer at the Adam Smith Business School

Dr Parichehr Riahi Pour is a lecturer in Marketing at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School. She holds a PhD in Management (Marketing) and an MSc in Management, both from the Adam Smith Business School. Her research interests include branding and consumer behaviour. Parichehr’s research has been published by Annual American Association of Marketing-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress and European Marketing Academy Conference.

Computer requirements for studying online

Broadband internet connection

  • 3 mbps or higher

Internet Browsers

Our online learning platform Moodle is compatible with any standards compliant web browser. This includes:


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer


  • MobileSafari
  • Google Chrome

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date. 

Javascript needs to be enabled within your browser

Please note: legacy browsers with known compatibility issues with Moodle 3.3 are:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and below
  • Safari 7 and below

Computer specifications

  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Operating system (minimum):
    • Microsoft Windows Vista service pack 1
    • Windows 7
    • Mac OS X v10.4.11+
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM or more
  • Hard disk: 300GB
  • Sound card and microphone
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 display or higher

Mobile device specifications

  • iOS: latest (Apple Safari & Google Chrome)
  • Android: 4.4+ with latest Google Chrome

Other software

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Media player e.g. Windows Media Player or VLC
  • Word processing software (that outputs to the following file types for marking online: .doc, .docx, .html, .txt, .rft, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .hwp)
  • Anti-virus software

Advised hardware / software

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Headset (ideally with a USB connector)
  • Webcam