BSc Marketing (N500)

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UCAS code N500
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £19,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Marketing

This exciting and dynamic programme builds your knowledge and skills by combining academic rigour with real-world application, taking you on a structured journey towards a career in marketing. The course has been developed with input from marketing practitioners and world-leading researchers and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM).

You will study key aspects of management theory alongside students from other management disciplines, developing an understanding of how marketing fits into our world. At the end of year one you will have the flexibility to remain on the marketing pathway or to change to BSc Management or BSc International Business Management.

In the second year you will broaden your marketing knowledge, covering consumer insight, communications, new product development and management research, as well as taking some optional units, for example Business Law and Project Management.

The final year presents many opportunities for you to put your skills and knowledge into practice and to tailor your degree to your own career ambitions through your choice of specialist units. Unique features include the opportunity to conduct an applied group consultancy project for an organisation or write a business plan for your own business or social enterprise. You will also research and write an individual dissertation on a marketing topic that you are passionate about.

While employability and professional skills development are embedded throughout our degree, you can also benefit from events and initiatives organised by our Professional Liaison Network, such as the professional mentoring scheme for marketing and management students. Our Inside Track lectures feature guest speakers from a variety of sectors who offer students a unique insight into what it is like to work in a management or marketing role.

We are proud that the Chartered Institute of Marketing has recognised and approved our BSc Marketing for CIM Graduate Gateway status. Our students will benefit through CIM professional development opportunities and will be eligible for exemptions from specified modules in both the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing and the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.

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Typical offer for BSc Marketing - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
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International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Business, Humanities, Psychology or Social Sciences) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Mathematics, C in A-Level Mathematics or Statistics, or equivalent) Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile G
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purpose of gaining CIM qualifications through the Graduate Gateway.

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