Marketing - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

On this course you'll explore key marketing theories and learn to challenge existing concepts. The knowledge and skills you'll gain will help you to build a career in marketing or other managerial roles.

You'll also have the opportunity to study for a professional marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), enabling you to apply your knowledge in a work environment.

More about this course

This Marketing BA degree will help you develop an extensive understanding of marketing through a combination of academic teaching and practical training. Throughout the course you'll critically engage with theory and apply your knowledge to real-world marketing challenges.

The course is taught by experts in marketing, who will bring the workplace into the classroom with industry insights and contemporary business cases that mirror the rapidly changing environment of the industry. Guest speakers from a wide range of industries will support the delivery of the programme and enhance your learning experience.

We've designed the course according to the needs of the industry and to prepare you for a successful career in marketing. You'll experience the industry environment through work placement modules, such as Learning Through Work or Creating a Winning Business. There you’ll gain capabilities such as problem solving, critical self-reflection and other industry related skills. We also facilitate language modules to support your international career aspirations.

After graduation you'll be able to take several routes into a career in marketing. You'll be able to work in a large organisation as part of a specialised graduate scheme or begin your career in a smaller organisation where you can gain a broad appreciation of marketing.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through a range of methods including presentations, assignments and written examinations.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code N502
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Example modules in Year 1 include:

  • Principles and Practice of Marketing
  • Assessing the Marketing Environment
  • Understanding and Managing Marketing Management Information
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Business Communications

Example modules in Year 2 include:

  • Communications and Digital Marketing
  • Global Marketing and Brand Management
  • Consumer Insight and Marketing Research
  • Learning Though Work 1
  • Creating a Winning Business 1
  • Open Language Programme
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Organisational Design and Management

Example modules in Year 3 include:

  • Marketing Planning and Strategy
  • CRM and Marketing Analytics
  • Marketing and Communications Project
  • Services Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Innovation in Marketing
  • Organising and Managing Across Cultures
  • Learning Though Work 2
  • Professional Experience Year Placement

After the course

As a marketing professional you'll be able to work in almost any sector, from financial services and consumer goods to charities.

You can choose to specialise in research, communications or brand management. Alternatively, you can develop your career in a specific type of marketing, such as product, service, consumer or business to business (B2B).

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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