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Marketing BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: M368

What gives leading products or services a competitive edge? Well-prepared creative strategies help brands take off and find success. You’ll learn the whole spectrum of marketing on this course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.


Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2024
September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Marketing
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
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Our marketing degree covers the entire process from initial product design through to launch and promotion. An exciting mix of creativity, theory, analysis and planning, this course offers unique insights into this integral part of business.

Interested in why some products take off while others flop? Curious how brands manage their image in the digital age? You’ll deepen your understanding and hone your marketing skills before applying them in practice across a range of industries.

We’ll teach you how to make product offerings irresistible to customers and what goes into producing effective promotional campaigns. Consumers are under the spotlight too as we dig into what drives their behaviour and purchase decisions.

Release your inner entrepreneur and find out what goes into running a business on our optional Graduate Enterprise module. You’ll set up a company with your peers, taking on the challenge of marketing and promotion.

By completing this course marketing degree, if you’d like to further your studies with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, you’ll have less assessments after earning exemption with us.

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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

Year 1 combines academic and practical learning and sets the scene with central marketing philosophies. We’ll introduce you to the marketing mix and other key theories you’ll need at Edge Hill and beyond. Then choose from optional modules to get tools that bolster creative thinking in contemporary business or look back at the history of advertising and the influences from society.

Compulsory modules:

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Fundamentals of Marketing Communications
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Principles of Marketing
Understanding Consumer Markets

Two of:

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Business Economics
Business Start-Up
Communicating Through Design
Creative Thinking in Business
History of Advertising
Marketing Research
New Venture Creation
Statistics for Economics
Language 1

In the second year we’ll start to put Year 1 theories into practice. There’s a specific focus on digital media and you’ll examine the role marketing plays in brand building. You’ll get real-world experience, choosing between a work placement or creating a start-up with your course mates in the Graduate Enterprise module.

Compulsory modules:

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Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns
Research Methods for Business
Retail Marketing Planning

One of:

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Graduate Enterprise

Two of:

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Brand Activation
Consumer Behaviour
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Loyalty Generation and CRM
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
The Marketing Pitch
Language 2

Polishing your strategic skills, Year 3 focuses on applying your marketing know-how. In groups you’ll take part in an online marketing simulation to show the impact of the decisions you’ll make using market analysis and company data. You’ll also choose between a dissertation or undertaking an in-depth research project for a sponsoring company. Explore optional modules such as Global Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Business Strategy and Digital Goods.

Compulsory modules:

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Marketing Simulation

Three of:

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Advertising Critical Debates
Advertising in Marketing Communications
Business Strategy and Digital Goods
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Enterprise Management
Global Marketing Management
Marketing and Society
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

You will have access to excellent facilities and resources, with extensive use of information technology to support your learning. Coursework may comprise individual and group work, case studies and problem-solving exercises.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project.

Edge Hill is a member of a European-wide consortium of universities which means our students can participate in marketing activities with students from across Europe. By taking part in these activities you will gain an enriched understanding of the complexities of European culture, a greater awareness of your communication abilities and significantly enhanced marketing skills.

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

The combination of assessments considers vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development. Examinations may take different forms, using both seen and unseen questions, and be closed or open book. Case studies and problem-solving exercises may also be used.

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.

Highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic academics who research and regularly engage within the wider business and academic environment teach on this marketing degree. You will benefit from their specialist knowledge and expertise. External professionals will be invited to deliver sessions in order to develop your wider contacts.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBC-BBB.
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 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 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 as an international student

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

Part-time applications require a direct application to Edge Hill. Please select the year of entry that you wish to apply for.

Apply for September 2024 part-time.

Apply for September 2025 part-time.

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

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


Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


a year

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 360 credits



a year

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

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

The future for Edge Hill marketing graduates is varied and exciting. Past years have seen students working for private sector enterprises, but more recently that’s widened to diverse industries such as retail, fashion, manufacturing, leisure and tourism and consumer goods. Some students may want to further their studies with a Masters or PGCE.

After completing our marketing degree, there’s plenty of career paths to choose from including promotions, marketing management, digital marketing and teaching. We’ve seen graduates find roles in Jaguar Land Rover, Vodafone, BT and Panasonic. Typical roles to look out for include:

  • Business to business (B2B) marketing executive
  • Service coordinator
  • Product manager
  • International marketing manager
  • Business development manager
  • Graduate project manager

A professionally recognised degree

Edge Hill’s marketing degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the leading professional body for marketers worldwide. This accreditation enables you to gain exemptions towards selected modules on CIM qualifications available through the Graduate Gateway. You can sit the remaining CIM modules alongside your degree or within three years of graduating. Further information about the Graduate Gateway is available at

You will also gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your marketing degree and one additional year after graduation. You will then have the option to renew your affiliate membership on an annual basis, however this would be at your own expense. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Membership entitles you to full access to ManagementDirect, an extensive online portal that provides invaluable careers information, course-based resources and advice on best practice.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership alongside your degree.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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