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BA (Hons) Marketing

Marketing is all around us and with thousands of messages and brands competing for a share of our attention on a daily basis only the best are likely to have an impact. But how do marketers develop these ideas, in what way do consumers behave and respond to these messages?

This course explores a range of marketing principles and contemporary issues to get to the heart of what marketing is, how it works, how to build successful strategies and deploy effective campaigns. Students are encouraged to enhance their learning by taking a one year professional placement or opt for a 10 week internship in their final year of study.

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Course Length:

College 3 years (4 years with work placement) Full Time

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels: BBC – CCC

A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical combination (including AS / EPQ): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical / Cambridge Technical: DDM - MMM

GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits at Merit

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Postgraduate Pathways

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters.

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Work Placements

Students are encouraged to take a placement in the third year of their studies and have the opportunity to undertake a 10 week placement as part of their final year studies, alongside modules in International marketing and integrated marketing communications.

Work placement gives students the opportunity to implement skills and knowledge gained during their time on campus in a real-world setting. Placements begin early to mid January each year.

Hear about Harry's placement with The Dreyfuss Group

Hear about Cara's placement at Brandwatch

Hear about George's placement at Bentley Motors

Hear about Ricardo's placement at Oracle

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Student view

Francesca Williams
BA (Hons) Marketing
As far as I know, the University of Chichester is the only one that has such a sense of community. Everyone knows everyone, everyone is friends with everyone. I’ve never felt like I’ve had this many close friends before and I get to see them everyday. I’m ridiculously lucky and I believe it’s because I chose to come here.
Ashley Beaumont

I chose the University of Chichester because of how the classes are set up. I knew if I had to sit in a massive lecture hall with 200+ other students, my learning would have been very limited compared to classes of 20-30 students. My degree enhanced my employability through group work and adapting to new situations. 

Course content

The BA (Hons) in Marketing has been completely updated  to reflect changes in the business environment and to reflect changing student needs. Starting with an underpinning of the marketing mix in the first year, with assessment based on real life marketing problems, students continue their studies with modules investigating the psychology of consumer behaviour and the contemporary world of branding, before analysing the components of digital marketing strategies and choosing whether to specialise in areas of sports, luxury or not-for-profit marketing. To complement your marketing learning you’ll also have the opportunity to undertake studies in key business areas such as human resources, accounts, law, research skills and business decision making. In your final year, The final year modules in global marketing and integrated marketing communications are studied alongside your management report, prior to undertaking a marketing internship for 10 weeks or 2 optional taught modules.

This subject can also be combined with other subjects to create a joint degree: Business Studies, Event Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, International English Studies and Tourism Management.

Our facilities

Our facilities content

You will undertake your marketing workshops in training rooms that are bang up-to-date with design features, touch screen electronic white boards and high speed wifi; housed across three stunning Georgian mansions. All of our current students love the learning environment, the culture, camaraderie and the fact that tutors know them by name so they are more than just a ‘face in the crowd’.

What's more you have lots of other facilities on this dedicated university campus including latest books, journals and online data in a truly modern library, an IT centre, a student zone complete with Costa Coffee, a gym and much more, oh and if that’s not quite enough for your needs we are just across the road from the beach - brilliant for creativity and inspiration.

Where this can take you

The degree equips students for graduate employment in a range of marketing disciplines such as Brand Management, Advertising, Public Relations, Customer Management, International Marketing and Digital Marketing.

We have accreditation for the CIM Graduate Gateway against our BA (Hons) Marketing degree. Students will be exempt on an APL basis from L4 Marketing and L6 Strategic Marketing.

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

Year 1

Introduction to Marketing Management and Organisations
Business Information Systems Business Decision Making
Introductory Law for Managers Option

Year 2

Consumer Buyer Behaviour Digital Campaign Planning
Brands and Branding Luxury Marketing
Professional Graduate Research Skills
Option Option

Year 3

Strategic Marketing Management Work Placement (double module)
Global Marketing OR
Either Option 1 & Option 2
Marketing Communications  
Management Project (triple module)
Agency Life (double module) Consultancy Project (double module)


Teaching and assessment

The course content is delivered through a mixture of small group (typically 25 students, or less) lectures, workshops, tutorials and incorporates online discussions, video, guest speakers and client visits, as well as the more traditional face to face teaching methods.

The emphasis in assessments is on live client projects which can be undertaken individually, or collaboratively and are assessed through client presentations, peer group assessment, creative and technology outlets (such as posters, websites, blogs, social media), reports and for those that pursuing professional association qualifications, by examination.

We are an accredited Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Graduate Gateway institution.

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