n500 - Marketing BSc

Marketing BSc Honours

UCAS Code: N500 (3 or 4 Years)

Course Overview

Our professionally accredited degree provides you with up-to-date knowledge of the latest marketing trends.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 or 4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Marketing identifies, anticipates and satisfies customer needs and is integral to effective business strategy. It fuses psychology, management and consumer behaviour to maximise profit in a global marketplace.

It is highly vocational: you will learn theory in-depth then apply it to the real world through case studies and applied student projects linked to industry.

You will develop the practical skills needed to succeed in this fast-paced industry, and learn practical topics such as:

  • market research methods
  • marketing communications
  • strategic marketing

Further enhance your employability with an optional work (or study) placement in the UK or Europe, with top names such as Nike, HP, Microsoft and Disney.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

The great thing about studying marketing is that it opens up a number of career pathways. Current opportunities to date include representing Newcastle University in the finals of the ‘Unilever Business Challenge’.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take at least one of the following optional modules:

You can select one of the following optional modules if you need to do so to study 120 credits:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Work placement/study abroad (4 year programme only)

Between Stages 2 and 3 you may choose to undertake a paid work placement in a UK or European business. Alternatively you may spend the year studying at a partner university in Europe.

The Business School has a dedicated Placement Officer who can help you find a suitable work placement.

Companies that have previously hosted our students are wide-ranging and include: Heinz, Panasonic, IBM, Fujitsu, Danone, 3M, Nestlé, Hewlett-Packard, Reuters, Xerox, PwC (Kuala Lumpur), Adidas (Germany) and ‘Hola {Hello}’ (Madrid).

Compulsory modules

Stage 3

Optional modules

You choose one of the following modules:

You choose four modules from the following list:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry‌ (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.


Marketing careers

At Newcastle University Business School, we provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students to enable you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you a real edge in the employment market after you graduate.

In 2009, 83 per cent of UK and EU Newcastle University Business School graduates who responded to our survey were in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Feedback from employers on the quality of our graduates continues to be excellent.

The success of our graduates is reflected in the globally recognised list of companies within which a number have found employment, including:

  • Ipsos Mori
  • L’Oréal
  • Accenture
  • Media Comm
  • Microsoft
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Von Essen Hotels
  • Shell
  • Nestlé
  • HSBC International

Business School graduates go into a wide variety of careers, including financial services, accountancy, management consultancy, business development, marketing, retail management, and human resource management.

Many of our students undertake optional 12-month commercial placements, giving them invaluable business experience and a real advantage when it comes to securing the top graduate jobs.

Find out more about the career options for Business Management and Marketing from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

The Business School runs a Career Development Week for all Business School students to give you an insight into possible career options. We also have a dedicated Placement Officer who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest.

For more information about the careers support available for Business School students, visit the Business School website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.