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Business and Marketing BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: RN15

Communication is everything. But knowing your customers, and when they want to buy is complicated. Open the vault to the secrets of modern business and marketing. Gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status of the Chartered Management Institute.

Subject to re-validation.

Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business ManagementMarketing
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
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If applying for September 2024 entry this course is BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Marketing.

Explore the fundamentals of modern business. Understand how to communicate with your target consumers and how social and psychological influences impact their decisions. Learn how to establish products and adapt to ever-changing markets. Discover new digital tools for business and marketing.

On this BSc (Hons) Business and Marketing, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the world of marketing whilst honing your business and management skills.

Numbers play a vital part in business success. So we’ll help you develop your knowledge of accounting, learning how companies are structured financially and how this could be strategically improved. You’ll also discover how organisations operate in local and global environments.

In the business and marketing world, networking is key. You’ll have exciting opportunities to build industry contacts through live client projects or even starting your own business.

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Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Learn a language option available

  • Professional accreditation

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

What you'll study

In your first year you’ll explore the modern business environment, learning how organisations behave in local and international environments. We’ll discuss marketing, looking at how meeting customers’ needs are vital for any business. You’ll also be introduced to organisational behaviour, and learn how to manage operations. You will also have the chance to learn a language.

Compulsory modules:

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Business Environment
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Business Finance
Organisational Behaviour
Introduction to Business Analytics

One of:

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Professional Business Skills
Language 1

Begin to examine more specialist modules in business and marketing. You’ll learn about retail marketing, social media, branding, and consumer behaviour. You will take an industry work placement or start your own company. You’ll also take an additional module to suit your interests. Choose from topics like human resource management, digital strategy, or hone your skills in The Marketing Pitch module.

Compulsory modules:

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Retail Marketing Planning
Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns
Consumer Behaviour
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
Work Placement

One of:

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Business Digital Strategy
Human Resource Management
The Marketing Pitch
Language 2

In your final year of our BSc (Hons) Business and Marketing,  you’ll explore why businesses choose to operate internationally, and how they do this successfully. You’ll work on a live project with a real business, giving you the chance to experience project management in a modern business environment. You’ll be taught about the impact of tech and artificial intelligence on the business world, and discover how business leaders are becoming more sustainable, innovative and ethical in their decision-making. You’ll take two more additional modules in subjects like advertising or entrepreneurship, and have the chance to complete a dissertation on a topic of your choosing.

Compulsory modules:

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The Future of Business: Tech, Data and AI
Global Marketing Management
Sustainability and Business

One of:

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Live Project
Graduate Enterprise

Two of:

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Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dissertation
Marketing and Society
Marketing Simulation
Language 3

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations, and project work.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project. In addition, you will undertake live client projects with organisations or work on agreed projects with real outcomes and impact.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in marketing, accountancy, e-commerce, human resource management, operations management, and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School

Finance

Tuition fees

The course fees for the academic year 2025/26 have not been confirmed yet. This page will be updated with further information when it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

By the time you finish your business and management with marketing degree, you’ll have a wide range of opportunities to explore. You might choose to pursue roles in marketing, product development, banking, or public sector management. Alternatively, you might choose to start your own business.

Graduates of this course have entered careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:

  • marketing researcher
  • marketing executive
  • product manager
  • retail manager

Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like Steel Dynamics Ltd, Frontline, Matalan, and the NHS.

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study.

On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership and may be eligible for exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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