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Marketing and Management BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: NN52
  • Full time
  • 3 years

Become a leading light in the business world by combining marketing expertise with all-round commercial acumen.

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: 35 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This comprehensive degree enables you to apply the technical skills of a specialist marketing practitioner or to harness the power of marketing as part of a broader business management or entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial role. 

There will be a continuous practical emphasis as you apply the academic theory throughout your studies, with regular live case studies, hands-on skills training, live consultancy projects, valuable work placement and study abroad opportunities, and the chance to launch your own business.

You build on a core of marketing and management modules in Stage 1, 2 and 3. You then strike your own balance between the two disciplines in Stage 2 and 3 based on your career path.

In Stage 2-3 you can identify, evaluate and exploit opportunities related to work placement and study abroad.

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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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Professional accreditation and recognition

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

Modules and learning


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.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

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.

You will take a series of core modules designed to give you a grounding in:

  • general management and organisation
  • digital aspects of contemporary business
  • quantitative data analysis techniques
  • academic and professional skills

You will also learn about the principles of business growth and the role of marketing in it, with focus on ethical and responsible behaviour.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Management and Organisation 20
Understanding Business Growth 20
Digital Business 20
Quantitative Methods for Business Management 20
Marketing Ethics 10
Academic and Professional Skills 10
Introduction to Marketing 20
Preparing for Success 0

You will study core modules on research methods and on key aspects of business such as:

  • human resources
  • service operations
  • consumer behaviour

You will also take optional modules on complementary topics such as:

  • business enterprise
  • managing change
  • global marketing


Compulsory Modules Credits
Managing Human Resources 20
Service Operations Strategy and Management 20
Research Methods for Business and Marketing 20
Consumer Behaviour 20
Preparing for Success 0
Optional Modules Credits
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students) 20
Business Enterprise 20
Understanding Work and Organisations 20
Managing Change 20
Business Analysis and Business Analytics 20
Statistical Methods for Marketing & Management 20
Global Marketing 20
Services Marketing 20
Strategic Marketing 20
Integrated and Digital Marketing Communications 20
Placement and Study Abroad Info Sessions (Stage 2) 0
Career Development for second year students 20

You will complete one of the following:

  • a marketing or a management dissertation based on your own research
  • a marketing or management consultancy project for a real-world client
  • a practice-based module where you will put the skills you've learned to work

You will also tailor your degree to suit your interests and career plans by studying specialist modules on subjects such as:

  • business information and sales management
  • management of creativity
  • design and innovation
  • digital marketing
  • global advertising and brand promotion
  • cultural and heritage marketing
  • new product and service development


You take one of the following 40-credit optional modules shown below and select 80 credits from the remaining list of 10-credit or 20-credit optional modules.

If you select Marketing and Public Policy you must also take Communication and Behaviour Change.


Optional Modules Credits
Advanced Business Practice 40
Business Information Systems 20
Management of Creativity, Design and Innovation 20
Management Dissertation 40
Management Consultancy Project 40
International Entrepreneurship 20
International Human Resource Management 20
Critical Issues Human Resource Management: Pragmatic Dilemmas in Managing the Workplace of the Future 20
Global Advertising and Brand Promotion 20
Digital Marketing 20
New Product and Service Development 20
Supply Chain Management 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
The following modules must be taken together:
Marketing and Public Policy
Communication and Behaviour Change

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

  • Group work

  • Portfolio submission

  • Presentations

  • Projects

  • Reflective report/journal

Skills and experience

Practical skills

You will gain professional skills training, both in research methods and in business analysis and analytics. Skills such as:

  • questionnaire design
  • sampling methods
  • hypothesis testing
  • forecasting

Through a variety of optional modules, you may also go on client field trips or be trained to design a business analytics system, use statistical software, make a business pitch, or learn business Spanish.

Business skills

You will get opportunities to work on live case studies, and can choose to participate in developing and validating business ideas in Stage 2, and complete a live consultancy project in Stage 3.

You can also spend a year studying abroad at one of our partner universities to enhance your global perspective, setting you apart from other graduates. 

Research skills

In Stages 1 and 2, you will take core modules on the quantitative and qualitative research methods required for collecting, analysing, reporting and visualising marketing and business management data, and have the option to study other analytical and statistical methods.

In Stage 3, you can conduct your own research to produce a dissertation, as part of a marketing or management consultancy project for a live client, or as part of an Advanced Practice module.


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 placements. Work placements take place 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 roles have included:

  • Commercial Services Placement student
  • Marketing Executive
  • Procurement Assistant
  • Marketing and Communications Intern

Examples of recent projects include:

  • Reviewing packaging for global manufacturing company to look at sustainable options
  • Conducting competitor analysis of marketing and branding for an international airport
  • Managing marketing campaign for global drinks brand

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


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

Newcastle University Business School and St James' Park in the city centre


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

Our Marketing and Management degree prepares you for a variety of careers in business – as a professional marketer, manager or entrepreneur. It also qualifies you for exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Data and Marketing.

91% 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 district manager, customer strategy consultant, digital marketing executive, and product development and marketing specialist for employers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Accenture, Amazon, HSBC and Mercedes-Benz.

*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

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.

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)


International students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)


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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