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University of Plymouth

Marketing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N502

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


32-80 points minimum of 2 A Levels including General Studies

Pass Access Course (any subject) plus GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4 or above or equivalent

Accept in combination with other level 3 qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24-25

in any subjects.

32-80 points from Irish Leaving certificate.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP-MPP

in any subject.

32-80 points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers in any subject

UCAS Tariff

32-80

minimum of 2 A Levels including General Studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Marketing

Marketing has become a driving force behind modern business. This University of Plymouth degree has deep industry ties and years of student feedback, which we use to shape the course and continuously adapt it to reflect current issues. You’ll become a flexible, skilled communicator with a flair for marketing strategy, giving you the head start needed for a flying career in marketing management, advertising or marketing research.
The course is delivered over 4 years and starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and economics.
In the following years of the course you will be exposed to broad range of marketing topics and gain knowledge and understanding of marketing theory including advertising and branding, consumer behaviour, market research, new product development, digital marketing, strategic marketing and international marketing. In the final year you can specialise and undertake further research into a particular area of marketing as part of your dissertation.
The course places emphasis on both a practical and theoretical understanding of marketing. Throughout the degree, you will be working with ‘live clients’ which will allow for practical application of theory as well as developing associated employability skills. Additionally, you will be exposed to modern and contemporary marketing theory based on research being undertaken by the teaching team.
Real-life clients used on the course include a mix of local and national companies such as Burt’s Crisps, Dartmoor Zoo, Langage Fame, St Luke’s Hospice, Babcock and Lego. Exposure to organisations such as these will allow you to identify how marketing works in different contexts.
Employability skills are emphasised throughout the degree whether it is through the dedicated marketing employability day, employability fairs or placement/graduate preparation sessions. Moreover, as part of the degree, you are able to go on an industrial placement and we have an excellent employability and careers service to assist you with this.
The course also has a dedicated Marketing Society, which is supported by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and run by students. The Society is a great way to meet others on the course, and events are planned throughout the year to support your learning.
You can also enhance your C.V. by completing additional qualifications, which are provided by our accrediting bodies and partners from the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing and Market Research Society.
Notably the degree has an excellent graduate employment record with our students taking managerial roles at high profile companies including BMW, Rolls Royce, Intel and HP.
Gaining this degree from the University of Plymouth will allow you to become a driving force in business by equipping you with the necessary skills to take on any role within marketing.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Marketing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Marketing

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Marketing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Marketing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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