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CIM Graduate Gateway

The CIM Graduate Gateway programme provides students and graduates with the unique opportunity to gain a professional qualification or award alongside their marketing degree.

Virtual Classrooms come to our CIM Courses

Students and graduates from 130+ Graduate Gateway Universities are gaining a professional marketing qualification by taking advantage of the exemptions Graduate Gateway provides. 

If you have graduated with the last 5 years, and with a recognised degree from one of the many universities which CIM have approved, you may be eligible for the 

For the coming months we are delivering all courses live through a virtual classroom. Each module offers up to 15 hours of ‘Live’ Virtual Classrooms.

All courses are delivered through WebEx/Zoom which allows us to stream HD-quality video of our courses direct to your laptop, desktop or tablet. Learn more about CIM Virtual Classrooms.

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Why Graduate Gateway?

Working with leading universities worldwide, the CIM Graduate Gateway programme gives you the opportunity to gain a CIM qualification or award alongside your marketing degree.
For most qualifications, you’ll only need to take one assessment instead of the usual three.

Why CIM?

CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) is the world’s leading professional marketing body. They have been supporting, representing and developing marketers for over 100 years, and its mission is to create marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society.

Prior to entering the tough job market, it was important for me to seek extra experience that would give me the competitive edge against other candidates. Therefore, I chose to gain a CIM accreditation in addition to my degree, as this is a qualification that employers hold in high regard. The skills I gained have been transferable in the work place enabling me to quickly adapt to my role.
Paige Daley

University of Brighton

Key Facts

  • It’s  flexible. Graduate Gateway is tailored around your needs. You can choose which CIM modules to study and gain specialist awards to compliment your degree.
  • You have FIVE years from graduating to complete additional CIM modules and would be required to register to study within three years of graduating.
  • The number of exemptions for CIM modules ranges depending on the level of qualification you want to study. Contact our team to discuss your options further.

A lot of my progression in my career is down to the practical skills I gained through CIM. Graduate Gateway has enabled me to stand out as a graduate and gain a professional recognition I can now use with employers and when networking.

Bradley Johnstone

University of Hertfordshire

University Exemptions

Does your university degree qualify you exemptions on CIM courses? Check this page to find out (about 120 universities are listed). If so, you could get exemptions on 2 out of 3 modules for courses like the CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing.

Stand out

CIM’s Graduate Gateway programme will ensure you stand out against other candidates enabling you to:

Improve your employability

You’ll graduate with a degree and CIM marketing qualification or award that is sought after by employers worldwide.

Transfer your skills into the workplace

Recent research by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) 2017 has found that ‘half of employers believe that graduates lack basic workplace skills’. CIM qualifications provide the professional skills employers require – meaning you’ll add value to an organisation and be able to adapt to the many roles of a marketer.

Advance your professional development

Exclusive to CIM members, our Chartered CPD Programme ensures you continually develop your skills as a competent and capable marketer.

Increase your earning potential

The UK’s leading graduate employers are now offering a starting salary of £30,000 to their graduates. *Source: High Flyers Research 2017.