In order to succeed, marketers have to respond to the ever evolving needs of their customers and stakeholders and the dynamics of the marketplace.
This course has been developed by academic and industry experts to provide you with a thorough understanding of marketing theories, interdisciplinary techniques and strategies relevant for a successful career in marketing, in the UK and worldwide. You’ll develop core skills, experience and knowledge of key marketing areas, including digital literacy and ethical practice.
Our strong links with companies give you access to expert guest speakers and opportunities to take part in real-world consulting projects. The programme also offers the opportunity to undertake a placement year in industry, giving you the chance to apply theory and concepts to solve real-world marketing problems.
Due to the course’s advanced content, the BSc in Marketing is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, conferring Graduate Gateway status.
This course is available as a three-year degree, without a year in industry: Marketing (BSc).
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Our graduates can claim exemption from the Marketing module of the Certificate in Professional Marketing, meaning you'll only need to complete two further modules to qualify.
Gain experience of business planning, presenting, negotiating and the everyday decision-making and creative thinking that employers value.
Gain relevant experience, apply your academic knowledge and improve your employability with an integrated year in industry.
In your first year we'll introduce you to the core concepts underpinning marketing. You'll also study modules covering aspects of management and finance, showing how marketing fits into the wider business context.
As you progress you'll develop the knowledge and skills acquired in your first year, giving both depth and breadth to your learning. From branding to business consultancy, you'll have opportunities to study every aspect of business and marketing and hone your skills as a future manager.
You'll learn to use theories, concepts and contextual knowledge to inform strategic marketing decisions, and help organisations survive, expand and prosper.
In your third year, you'll undertake a 12-month paid placement in industry. You'll develop your understanding of marketing, apply the theories you've learned and enhance your employability.
Immerse yourself in another culture for a few weeks or the whole summer on a short course, volunteering programme, or career-related summer school.
Year 1 introduces you to some of the key concepts and techniques used in marketing, business and management. You'll explore the principles and practices of marketing alongside modules to help you understand financial statements and statistical analysis.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
In Year 2 you will take five core modules, plus one option. The core modules explore a range of different perspectives and techniques to give you better insight into the role of marketing in business. You can choose an option module that focuses on a First Year topic in greater depth, or one that explores a whole new area. You'll be able to apply your learning to a practical project developing a group business plan.
Choose one of the following options:
You can also choose to add a placement in industry before your final year.
A year in industry gives you the opportunity to apply your academic learning to a real-life business. Salaries for these placements are typically £14,000 - £18,000, but have been as high as £45,000.
Our dedicated Placements Office advertise hundreds of vacancies each year. You can find placements in all sorts of industries, all over the world. If you have an idea of where you'd like to work, our team can help you find and apply for a suitable position. In recent years placements have included:
In your final year you'll take three core modules and three option modules, giving you scope to focus your studies on topics you're interested in.
Choose three of the following options:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
I absolutely loved my placement year. Not only did I meet a lot of great people and have some incredible experiences, but the skills and knowledge that I have gained from the year have been invaluable.Becci, Management School student. Read about Becci's placement at Experian
The fees and funding figures below are based on data from 2018 entry. If you take a year abroad or year in industry you'll pay a reduced rate of fees for that year.
You may find it useful to buy textbooks, and for some modules this may be required. Textbooks usually cost around £30 - £60 each.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We offer a number of scholarships to help cover tuition fees and living costs.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers accommodation costs and estimated social costs.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018
Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Modules are taught by leading academics and industry experts with vast experience in their fields. We host guest lectures delivered by practising marketing managers and other industry and subject specialists.
This course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to apply and develop your skills. Some modules include case study analysis and business consultancy working closely with real-world companies.
We use a wide range of teaching methods to suit different learning styles, including:
As a guide, students on this course typically spend their time as follows:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Lectures and seminars||168 hours||108 hours||0 hours||108 hours|
|Placement||0 hours||0 hours||1200 hours||0 hours|
The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.
The rest of your time on the course will be spent on independent study. This may include preparation for lectures and seminars, follow-up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision.
Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1200 hours a year learning.
You will be based in the Management School on Campus East. Most of your teaching will take place in the Law and Management building, with additional contact hours elsewhere on Campus East and occasionally Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Assessment will be by a mixture of essays, projects and examinations, with an emphasis on individual project reports. Our seminars have a particularly strong practical component.
You will have some scope to choose forms of assessment that you prefer through selection of optional modules in your second and final years. You can pick modules which emphasise presentation skills, essay writing or exams.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.
Our bespoke employability sessions help you identify and improve your skills. Our dedicated support team will help you to build an employability portfolio and to present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.
You'll have the opportunity to work closely with real-life companies, carrying out consulting reports, developing your relationships and enhancing your CV.
Some modules on this course count towards professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which are highly sought after by employers.
Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of marketing, business and management. Many progress to postgraduate degrees at York and other leading universities.
Recent graduates' positions include:
As well as developing specific marketing skills, this course will help you develop:
AAB. We don't ask for specific combinations of A levels. We accept General Studies.
|GCSEs||Mathematics grade 5 (B). We do not accept adult numeracy in lieu of GCSE Maths.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher|
|BTEC||DDD BTEC Extended National Diploma|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, M2|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points|
|Irish leaving Certificate||H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3|
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||AAAAB at Higher level|
If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
If you have faced obstacles to higher education, or you are returning to education after a long absence, you may benefit from the York Access Scheme.
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