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Marketing BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: N500
  • Full time
  • 3 years

Master the art and science of professional marketing that drives the success of every business and brand.

You are currently viewing course information for entry year: 2024-25


Next start date:

  • September 2024

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £21000

Entry requirements and offers

  • A-Level: AAB
  • IB: 34 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This focused degree will equip you with the technical skills and knowledge of a marketing professional. It will also train you to use them in real-world situations. This means you'll be ready to make an immediate impact in your career.

The course is designed and delivered with the active participation of the industry. You'll learn academic theory in depth, and apply it to the real world.

The programme is made up of a flexible mix of compulsory and optional modules.

You'll cover key topics such as:

  • strategic marketing
  • digital business
  • consumer behaviour

You'll benefit from:

  • modules enriched with live case studies and consultancy projects
  • skills training designed to meet the latest marketing trends
  • a valuable year-long work placement
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View our Academic experience page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2023-24.

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Quality and ranking

Professional accreditation and recognition

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning

Modules

The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

In Stage 1, you will take a series of core modules. These will give you a thorough grounding in the interlinked principles of:

  • marketing
  • marketing channels
  • business management and growth

You will also receive practical training in the use of quantitative data analysis techniques.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Management and Organisation 20
Understanding Business Growth 20
Digital Business 20
Quantitative Methods for Business Management 20
Introduction to Marketing 20
Ethics in Marketing, Critical Consumption, and Corporate Social Responsibility 10
Academic and Professional Skills 10

In Stage 2, you will study core subjects such as research methods, strategic marketing and consumer behaviour. You will also study as either global or services marketing.

You will then top this up with a choice of optional modules. These cover complementary topics such as accounting, business Spanish, or entrepreneurship.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Research Methods for Business and Marketing 20
Strategic Marketing 20
Integrated and Digital Marketing Communications 20
Consumer Behaviour 20
Optional Modules Credits
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students) 20
Business Analysis and Business Analytics 20
Statistical Methods for Marketing & Management 20
Global Marketing 20
Services Marketing 20
Placement and Study Abroad Info Sessions (Stage 2) 0
Career Development for second year students 20

In Stage 3, you will choose to either:

  • produce a marketing dissertation based on your own original research, or
  • work on a consultancy project for a real-world client

You will also tailor your degree to suit your interests and career plans. You'll do this by studying specialist modules on subjects such as new product development, digital marketing, and global advertising and brand promotion.

Modules

Optional Modules Credits
Global Advertising and Brand Promotion 20
Digital Marketing 20
New Product and Service Development 20
Data Driven Marketing Decisions 20
Brand Management 20
Cultural and Heritage Marketing 20
Marketing Dissertation 40
Marketing Consultancy Project 40
Career Development for final year students 20
Marketing and Public Policy 10
Communication and Behaviour Change 10
Optional module information
You must take one of the following optional modules:
 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You will be taught through lectures, seminars, hackathons and webinars, often enhanced with innovative technology that allows you to participate in instant anonymous polls and comprehension tests.

You will also benefit from our investment in specialist simulation software, which brings your learning to life by putting you in charge of a virtual company.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Dissertation or research project

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Portfolio submission

  • Presentations

  • Projects

  • Reflective report/journal

Skills and experience

Practical skills

You will receive training in the design of qualitative and quantitative market research, and the sampling, collection and analysis of marketing data.

Through a variety of optional modules you may also work closely with external organisations and present your ideas to them based on real world briefs.

Business skills

You will gain valuable experience by working on projects for live clients – through regular case studies and our innovative marketing consultancy project in Stage 3.

You can also spend a year studying abroad or on a marketing placement with a UK or overseas business such as:

  • Aston Martin F1 Team
  • Bosch
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • L'Oréal
  • Toyota

Research skills

In Stages 1 and 2, you will be given training in the quantitative and qualitative research methods required for collecting, analysing and visualising marketing data, and have the option to study more advanced techniques.

In Stage 3, you will conduct your own research to produce a dissertation OR participate in a marketing consultancy project for a live client.

Opportunities

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You'll spend 9 to 12 months working in an organization either in the UK or internationally. You'll receive University support from our dedicated team to help you apply for work placement between stages 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

Recent placement students have undertaken roles including:

  • Retail Manager
  • Marketing Intern
  • Original Productions Marketing Internship
  • Asset Management Placement Student

Recent placement projects have included:

  • Developing a social media strategy for a national brand
  • Leading on customer retention strategy for a global streaming service
  • Developing merchandise franchise plans for a global entertainment brand

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year.

Placements are subject to availability and must be secured by the student.

Find out more about work placements

Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas.

If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year.

Find out more about study abroad

Facilities and environment

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

This is in addition to our Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix, which offers further study and learning spaces including a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School

Support

Each degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.

You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

Your future

This degree offers you a shortcut to gaining a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Digital Marketing by exempting you from some of their study requirements.

It also equips you for a successful career on both the agency and client-side of marketing, advertising and public relations.

73% of our 2018/19 graduates were in work or further study within 15 months of graduating*.

Our recent graduates have progressed to positions such as brand manager, head of marketing, product marketing manager and senior digital marketing consultant for employers such as:

  • Barbour
  • Barclays
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo.

 

*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21

Join a network of successful graduates

Graduates of Newcastle University Business School are highly sought after upon graduating. 95% of Newcastle Business School graduates were in work or further study within six months of graduating and the average salary was £25,253*.

Students studying at Newcastle Business School have also progressed to careers in:

  • systems analyst
  • construction manager
  • UX researcher

Our graduates have gone on to succeed in globally recognised companies, including:

  • Brewin Dolphin
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
  • Michael Page International Recruitment
  • Barclays Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Mercedes-Benz UK
  • Vodafone UK
  • Amazon
  • KPMG

*Destinations of (undergraduate, UK and EU) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

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Careers support

You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:

  • the annual Future Focus: Careers Conference, tailored to different industry areas
  • interwoven employability provision
  • access to a dedicated placement officer within the Business School who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest
  • specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service and the Business School's careers consultants
  • career management sessions with a careers consultant
  • work experience opportunities while studying with us
  • Business School summer internship scheme

We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2024 entry.

A-Level
International Baccalaureate

Other UK and the Republic of Ireland qualifications

Contextual Offers

Through one of our contextual routes, you could receive an offer of up to three grades lower than the typical requirements.

What is a contextual offer? Find out more and if you’re eligible for this or our PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

Qualification: BSc Honours

Home students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)

9250

International students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)

21000

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

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.

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