University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Marketing Management

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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Marketing is an essential part of every business. Whether it’s operating on the high street or online, the industry needs trained professionals with the creative spark, technical know-how and business skills vital to help companies succeed. If you want to start your career in marketing or are looking to build on previous experience, our Marketing Management foundation degree course will equip you with the tools to thrive in this dynamic field. You will gain a thorough grounding in marketing principles, creativity, innovation and the business-ready skills sought by employers, while you will be able to customise your studies through a range of specialist optional modules. Our University is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), enabling you to undertake a professional marketing qualification during or after completing the course. Thanks to our extensive industry contacts, you will learn from the professionals through guest lectures and apply theory to practice in a range of live projects and case studies. You will have the chance to go on an overseas residential trip and the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in events and marketing with the option of a paid 48-week work placement, while our Digital Creative Studio allows you to build a variety of specialist skills including video production, livestreaming and podcasting. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Practical application – Get hands-on working on live projects and case studies, as well as having the option of a paid 48-week work placement
  • Specialise your studies – Choose from our range of optional modules, including Sales Management or Advertising Psychology
  • Enrichment – Engage with industry professionals through guest lectures, workshops and other activities, as well as boosting your practical skills in our Digital Creative Studio
  • Exchange opportunities – Take the opportunity to participate in a student exchange programme across Europe, South East Asia, Australia and the USA
FACILITIES Students on our marketing courses have access to our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology. The studio also hosts audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as a creative media and design lab with graphics tablets, high-spec computers and industry-standard media technology including Adobe Creative Cloud software. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS University College Birmingham is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. PLACEMENTS Our course offers you the option of a paid 48-week work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. Employers we have worked with include Planeta Huerto SL (Spain), The Royal Society of Medicine (London), CA Technologies (Berkshire) and Beyond Beauty (Birmingham). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Marketing executive
  • Digital marketer
  • Public relations officer
  • Media planner
  • Social media manager
  • Advertising account executive
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Finance for Managers
  • The People Perspective
  • Essentials of Marketing
  • Understanding Audience
  • Digital Toolkit
  • External Marketing Environment
YEAR 2
  • SEO and Digital Advertising
  • Consumer Insights
  • Public Relations
  • Campaign Planning
  • Marketing Intelligence
Plus one option from:
  • Advertising Psychology
  • E-Commerce and Customer Experience Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Sales Management
YEAR 3 Work Placement (optional)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

  • Coursework – 61%
  • Practical assessment – 22%
  • Written examinations – 17%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N501
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
53%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
73%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Marketing Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS