Marketing at Durham is varied and dynamic. Our programmes adopt an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on knowledge from fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and economics. In addition to understanding functional aspects of the subject which include areas such as strategy, consumer behaviour, branding, market research and communications; you will have the opportunity to develop specialisms in areas that interest you.
Flexibility – subject to successful completion of your first year – it may be possible to change your degree path to Business and Management. (Students who require a Tier 4 visa will need to check this is in accordance with the Tier 4 regulations which are in place at that time).
This year aims to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills in marketing and management. Students not only study the principles of marketing but have the opportunity to develop competencies in research, analysis and investigation, as well as achieving a foundational knowledge in the functions of business at both an environmental and organisational level. There are five core modules and a choice of a further business, economics or language optional module. The modules work together to build your knowledge and develop key skills and techniques.
The second year sees the Business and Marketing degrees separate and students build towards their specialist areas, though half of the modules remain common. Investigative and key marketing skills are developed further and integrated across the entire second year as well as forming a basis for the third year.
The second year consists of four compulsory marketing modules and a further two optional management modules are chosen from a range which in the past has included Operations Management and Managing in Global Environment, for instance, as well as a foreign language.
A series of core modules cover the key functional areas of marketing: Strategic Brand Management / Integrated Marketing Communications / Consumer Psychology / Marketing Research Methods
Optional modules, you will study a further two elective modules which are offered from a list which In the past have included: Information Systems / Operations Management / Consulting in the Public Sector / Human Resource Management / Entrepreneurship / Managing in a Global Environment / Principles of Business Law / A foreign language
Central to year three is the Dissertation. The other core module is Strategic Management which brings together student knowledge, experience and skills from all three years to look at how organisations develop their strategy. The Dissertation and three optional modules allow you considerable opportunities to focus your studies on areas of special interest and to engage more closely with the School’s research groups through seminars and guest speaker programmes.
We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2019 entry from September 2018.
For more information on this course, please see our website.
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