Psychology and Marketing at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our four-year BSc (Hons) Psychology and Marketing course with integrated placement year will enable you to benefit from a unique mix of expert teaching, and real-world placement opportunities, which will help you to develop the skills and insight needed for a variety of careers. Psychology is a fascinating subject that aims to understand why people behave in the way that they do, by considering the complex interplay between biological, psychological, environmental, cultural, and social influences on behaviour. Alongside this, studying marketing will allow you to understand the core concepts of marketing theory and develop skills and experience to apply them in a real-world setting. Psychology and Marketing are, therefore, an ideal combination of complementary disciplines enabling you to apply an understanding of human behaviour and cognition to a marketing context, providing insights into the consumer mind, from branding to buyer behaviour. Our comprehensive curriculum delves into thought-provoking topics such as cognitive neuropsychology, strategic brand management and social psychology, and is designed to help you develop a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. Graduates with this mix of skills and knowledge are well placed for careers in a variety of industries. Key course benefits:

  • Our BSc (Hons) Psychology and Marketing course is also accredited by the leading professional marketing body, The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
  • Our recent graduates have gone on to secure work in organisations such as the BBC, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, local Government, PwC, private care companies, and the NHS.
We no longer offer a Foundation Programme. If you select Year 0 on your application form, this will be amended to Year 1 at the admissions review stage.


Year 1 Start your education by studying key topics in both psychology and marketing, from biological and social psychology, to marketing management and consumer behaviour. Core modules: Key Skills in Psychology I, Key Skills in Psychology II, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Marketing Management, Introductory Accounting for Business, Marketing Psychology, and Economic Environment of Business. Year 2 Building on the skills, knowledge and experience you gained up in your first year, you will study a range of specialist modules across both specialties. Core modules: Research Methods and Data Analysis, Applied Psychology and Professional Skills, Individual Differences, Health and Personality, Cognition and Cognitive Neuropsychology, Marketing Communications, Services Marketing, Market Research, and Digital Marketing. Placement year Gain valuable career boosting experience by setting your studies in a real world context of a working environment alongside professionals. Placements can be taken in the UK, EU or internationally. Final year Moving into your final year you will complete your final year project alongside a series of modules. Core modules: Social Psychology, Lifespan Development, Marketing Strategy, Advanced Marketing Communications, Consumer Research and the Customer Experience, Strategic Brand Management, Innovation and New Product and Service Development, and Final Year Project. For more information, please visit our website.

Assessment method

Our close employer links and focus on practical experiences to transfer to the workplace means you’ll get a blend of learning and teaching experiences that will equip you for your career. You will complete a range of modules from across the full breadth of psychology and marketing, learning from expert academics in both subjects Throughout your studies with us, you will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group working, case studies, and individual and group presentations. This will give you an invaluable blend of insight and knowledge about both areas, allowing you to apply theories and practices learned in one subject to the other. This will help you to be successful in your future career, and is a key part of what makes our graduates so employable and sought after. You will be assessed throughout the course using a wide range of methods linked to learning outcomes, including: class tests/end of year examinations (unseen essay, short answer or multiple choice questions) essays research reports (group or individual) presentations statistics assignments oral presentations

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Admissions Review Process Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard (however, initial offers will not be lower than stated above). The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor. Offerholders Visit Days Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to an Offerholders Visit Day to discover more about the course and Aston University.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

The placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2024 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Psychology and Marketing at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS