BA (Hons) Marketing

  • Gain a qualification with the Chartered Institute of Marketing within your first year
  • Work on live projects designed to apply theory to practice
  • Apply for a work placement with companies such as Disney, Study Abroad for a year, or even take a year out to start your own venture

About the course

Indicative course structure

Perhaps you are interested in Marketing but would also like to explore some of our marketing pathways, please check: Marketing and Advertising and Marketing with Digital Communications. Marketing is an exciting, dynamic and multi-focused discipline. This course will provide you with a broad perspective, covering subjects such as principles of marketing, strategic planning, consumer behaviour, enterprise, brand and media communications and market research. It will prepare you to work successfully in the sector whether you wish to set up your own business or join a small or a large enterprise. During this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to study for a professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), significantly enhancing your career prospects. In the First Year, students are given the opportunity to become Affiliate Members of CIM and study for a first CIM award.

You may also be interested in the following courses: Marketing and Advertising and Marketing with Digital Communications

You can also study a language with this course. You can be awarded the degree ‘with language’ in the title if you choose to study a foreign language in all years of study.

Why choose this course?

5 Reasons to Study BA(Hons) Marketing

  • The course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and gives you chances to study professional qualifications.
  • You will get to work on live industry projects using real data and working with businesses and charities across the UK.
  • The course gives you the opportunities to do a work placement in SMEs or large corporations, developing key employability skills
  • All students have the option to study abroad.
  • You will develop key marketing and communications skills at a leading international business-facing University.

What will I study?

You will usually be studying 4 modules in each semester. Contact time varies between modules, and will typically be a mix of lectures, tutorials and workshops.Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2x1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

International Focus

All students have the option to study abroad in more than 30 countries across 6 continents. The course allows you study a language as well as the opportunity to study abroad, giving a firm grounding an internationally and globally employable marketer.

Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme. Find out more about what Study Abroad can do for you.

Professional Accreditations

Study for a Chartered Institute of Marketing Qualification

Students taking BA Marketing degrees are eligible to study for the Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications whilst at university. In the first year, students are given the opportunity to become Affiliate Members of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and study for a first CIM award. Opportunities to gain additional CIM qualifications are offered during the second and final years. The course also offers value exemptions from a variety of CIM qualifications through the Graduate Gateway. The Chartered Institute of Marketing has commended Hertfordshire Business School on numerous occasions for the success of the students studying CIM qualifications alongside their course. 

Careers

Graduates have found employment in fields such as marketing, sales, advertising, marketing agencies, market research, merchandising and B2B marketing. Our graduates can leave with key employability, enterprise and strong interpersonal skills. The average salary six months after graduating is £20,000 rising to an average of £26,000 after 40 months. 92% of BA(Hons) Marketing graduates are in work or full time study after 6 months.

What job can I get?

Our graduates are well prepared for a wide range of marketing-related jobs in general marketing, communications, branding, sales, market research, business development and new product development.

Studying Marketing and French as part of the Hertfordshire Business School has been both a fun and enriching experience. The various optional modules have enabled me to shape my course around my own interests, which boosted the enjoyability of my degree.

Jonathan Burnett

BA (Hons) Marketing with French