Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology and Marketing

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Course summary

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited four year BSc (Hons) Psychology and Marketing course with integrated placement year, looks at the practical applications of psychology and marketing. 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. Studying psychology at Aston University will provide you with the basis for understanding why people act in certain ways, and insight into methods of changing their behaviour. Marketing is fundamental for organisational success, from business growth to behavioural change. 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. This course is designed to give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life, this has been designed to aid in the development of your team working and negotiating skills. You will develop a full understanding of marketing principles in both theory and practice and merge your understanding of these two fields to gain a greater insight into consumer behaviour. Our comprehensive curriculum delves into thought-provoking topics such as cognitive neuropsychology, strategic brand management and social psychology. Graduates with these mix of skills and knowledge are well placed for careers in a variety of industries. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Membership of the BPS, which is vital for students who wish to ultimately train as a professional psychologist (clinical, educational, forensic, occupational etc) . It is also the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
  • Our integrated placement year will give you the opportunity to gain valuable real-wold experience, setting your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects. Placements can be taken in a psychology or related professional setting in both the UK and abroad.
  • Aston is ranked 2nd in the UK for Health Professions (Guardian University Guide, 2022).
  • Ranked in the Top 15 in the UK for Psychology graduate salaries one year after graduation (Longitudinal Graduate Outcomes data, 2021).
  • In the Top 25 in the UK graduate prospects for Psychology (Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022).
  • Learn in a research rich environment. Aston is ranked in the Top 10 for research quality in Psychology (Complete University Guide 2022).
Please note we do not offer a Foundation Programme, if you select Year 0 on your application form this will be amended to Year 1 at admissions review stage.

Course details

Modules

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

Application codes

Course code:
C8N5
Institution code:
A80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/psychology-and-marketing-bsc/


Unistats information

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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 £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,550 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2023 entry. 2024 tuition fees are presently unavailable and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2023 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. ***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