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NN52 - Marketing and Management

Marketing and Management

BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: NN52
  • Full time
  • 3 years
  • Next start date: September 2020
Year :

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

Fees (per year)

  • UK/EU: £9250
  • International: £18000

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 35 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Study abroad opportunity Professional accreditation

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 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 opportunities, and the chance to launch your own business.

Building on a core of marketing and management modules in Stage 1, you can then strike your own balance between the two disciplines by choosing from modules such as consumer behaviour, product development and business information systems.

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Quality and ranking

  • top 10 in the UK – The Complete University Guide 2021
  • top 175 – Business and Economics category – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • ranked in the UK top 10 with a 90% overall student satisfaction score (Business Studies Category) - The National Student Survey 2019

Professional accreditation

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.

You will take a series of core modules designed to 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

You will study core modules on research methods and on key aspects of business such as human resources and service operations. 

You will then top this up with a choice of optional modules on complementary topics such as business enterprise, managing change, and global marketing.

Modules

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

You will produce a marketing or management dissertation based on your own research, work on a marketing or management consultancy project for a real-world client, or put your skills into practice in a simulation.

You will also tailor your degree to suit your interests and career plans by studying specialist modules on subjects such as community engagement, business information systems, and sales management.

Modules

Optional Modules Credits
Marketing and Public Policy 10
Communication and Behaviour Change 10
Business Information Systems 20
Advanced Business Topics 40
International Human Resource Management 10
Critical Perspectives on Human Resource Management 10
Management of Creativity, Design and Innovation 20
Management Dissertation 40
Management Consultancy Project 40
Global Advertising and Brand Promotion 20
Digital Marketing 20
New Product and Service Development 20
Data Driven Marketing Decisions 20
Cultural and Heritage Marketing 20
Marketing Dissertation 40
Marketing Consultancy Project 40
Career Development for final year students 20
Advanced Career Development module 20

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

Skills and experience

Practical skills

You will receive training in professional skills such as questionnaire design, sampling methods, hypothesis testing, and 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 a business start-up 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, writing proposals 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, or as part of a marketing or management consultancy project for a live client.

Opportunities

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

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. 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.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. A work placement is not available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Placements are subject to availability.

Find out more about work placements

Facilities and environment

Facilities

This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

You’ll benefit from a world-class business education and leave as a socially responsible graduate, ready to challenge conventional business thinking.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School and our facilities

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

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

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 Digital Marketing.

86% of our Marketing and Management graduates were in work or further study within six 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.

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

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

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

A Level

AAB

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

PARTNERS

Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. 

Find out more about PARTNERS

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, including Newcastle University London. 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.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)

UK Students

£9250

International Students

£18000

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

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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Scholarships

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How to apply

Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • 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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