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University of Essex

Management and Marketing

UCAS Code: NN25
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • Management studies
  • Marketing
Student score
79% MED
77% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAAB-AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

To succeed in management and marketing, you must be imaginative, innovative and use your initiative to solve business challenges. You must combine originality with the ability to analyse market data and remain focused on results, even in difficult environments. At Essex Business School, the largest department at the University of Essex and where this course is taught, we encourage you to become an independent thinker and act creatively and strategically to help organisations succeed, whatever their challenge. This course enables you to combine the study of management with the opportunity to develop marketing expertise. You learn whatâ??s involved in managing modern organisations and understand the role of customers, consumers, the service relationship and brand management. We also develop your practical skills in communication, data analysis and critical thinking. You explore topics such as: digital marketing and social media; marketing management; consumer behaviour; brand management; business strategy and organisational behaviour. In your first year, you benefit from a general business studies education, introducing you to accounting, finance and economics, as well as management and marketing. Our common first year gives you the flexibility to follow a range of careers after you graduate. Essex Business School is ranked in the UKâ??s top 25 for research excellence (REF, 2014) and attracts students and academics from all over the world. We are committed to ethical and sustainable business and are a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). By studying with us, you gain more than the foundations for a successful career in marketing management; you are part of a movement that seeks to make organisations better places to do business.

Modules

Year 1: introduction to accounting; quantitative methods; introduction to management; economics for business. Year 2: management accounting 1; organisational behaviour; introduction to marketing; international business environment; marketing management. Year 3: business strategy; advanced organisational behaviour; advanced marketing; business ethics; brand management.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
1%
99%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
54% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
326 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
55% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

23%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The marketing industry hasn't been as badly affected by the recession as many others, and so lots of graduates from all kinds of subjects go into it - with marketing graduates doing so more often than others. 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. 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.
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