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What makes Business & Marketing at Worcester special?

Set yourself up for an exciting career in marketing.  Supported by regular coaching, and our professional network of academic staff, business leaders and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), you will be well placed to launch your graduate marketing career – whether you aspire to work in a marketing role or for a marketing agency.  You can also support the development of websites and marketing communications campaigns for clients through the Business School’s Media Lab.

Subject expertise in marketing, alongside a grounding in contemporary business issues (such as globalisation, digital communications and the growth of social media), signal that you are a creative, customer-oriented and commercially-focused graduate.  Active experience through applied projects, placements, internships and study abroad will enable you to demonstrate the business knowledge and skills valued by employers.

Our range of fun extra-curricular activities, such as sport clubs, societies, cultural visits and the student social scene further add to your university experience and personal development.

Key features

  • Gain a broad insight into general management and access a wide range of optional modules that complement your development as a marketing professional
  • Work with academics and marketing specialists who have extensive experience of management, consultancy or running their own business
  • Contribute to knowledge creation through a research project supported by a member of our Customer Interactions Research Group.
  • Enhance your employability through internships, consultancy projects, a one-year paid placement and integrated coaching from experienced business leaders
  • Gain experience of working on digital marketing campaigns for commercial clients through the Business School’s Media Lab
  • Develop your own business idea through the Business School’s Incubator
  • Experience international cultures and develop a global mind-set through options to work and study abroad
  • Gain Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute and accreditation through the Chartered Institute of Marketing - there will be a charge for membership of the professional bodies
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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points - including GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / 4 or above

Applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered for Mature Student Entry Routes

 

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

  • Case study

    STUDENT VIEWS - Marketing Students

    “During my degree, I obtained employability experience and credentials which helped me get a full-time job working for PepsiCo when I graduated. I work in business development, focusing upon Walkers, Tropicana and Quaker accounts. I deal with a client base of over 250 which includes workplaces, retail outlets, big stores, cash and carrys and more.” Gina Hankinson, Marketing student 

    “My degree proved beyond my expectations. Its intensity and the learning styles applied in the modules such as real business case studies and presentations were stimulating and propelled students to think as professionals” Bruno Davoro, Marketing student

    “I have learnt how to do business presentations, how to prepare for job interviews and how to be independent. My timetable has been very flexible through the year so I managed to find a job and have gained valuable work experience as well as covering all my living expenses. I have applied to go on the exchange programme to Australia next year and I am really looking forward to this opportunity.” Kornelija Guzaite, Marketing student.

     

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    Case study

    PLACEMENT STORY - Olly Wilcox at Resource Group

    Olly’s placement as a Marketing Intern within a small marketing team of 5 gave him a deeper understanding of business, as well as enabling him to discover a passion for graphic design and a better idea of what he would like to do after university.

     

     

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    Case study

    GRADUATE JOB

    Louisa Liddiard at Ornua Ingredients UK -Louisa’s success across a wide range of tasks during her placement led to the offer of a full time job as a Marketing Executive on graduation.

     

     

  • Case study

    PLACEMENT STORY

    Connor Tyrrell at Worcester Bosch - Connor’s sales operations placement working with customers, supporting technical sales managers and a 6-month stint in the call centre won him an ‘intern of the week’ award as a result of achieving the best call stats. He also worked on trial Apprentice Support Scheme, which the company has adopted for further rollout.

     

     

  • michael-browne-porsche

    Case study

    PLACEMENT STORY

    Michael Browne at Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd - Michael’s placement at Porsche GB enabled him to combine a lifelong passion for cars with his Marketing pathway degree. With something new to learn every day, Michael enhanced his business skills and obtained a valuable network of future contacts.

     

     

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Unlocking Individual Potential
  • Customer Insight and Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Generation Digital

Optional

  • Data Driven Decisions
  • Language

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Unlocking Organisational Potential
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Market Insight
  • Social Commerce

Optional

  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Financial Markets and Investments
  • The Global Economy
  • SME Management
  • Consultancy and Research Methods
  • Internship I
  • Responsible Business
  • Lifestyle Marketing
  • Essential PR
  • PR and Campaigning
  • Value Chain Management
  • Digital Advertising Applications
  • Managing Customer Care
  • SAGE Accounting
  • Public Law
  • Business Law
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Managing Successful Projects
  • Creating a High Performance Workforce
  • Developing Employee Talent
  • Selling and Sales Management
  • Digital Content Systems and Ecommerce
  • Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mind-set
  • New Venture Formation
  • Language 

Optional Placement Year or Year Abroad

You can choose to take a placement year and convert your degree to a 4-year sandwich degree with virtually all of our full-time Single Honours degrees in Business or Computing by taking a year in industry between your second and final years.

You will be able to apply to spend your placement year at an organisation of your choice, anywhere in the UK. Placement opportunities are available in all business sectors, including marketing, advertising, PR, HR, business management, finance, economics, programming and game design.

Year 3

Mandatory

  • International Business Strategy
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Brand Management
  • International Marketing
  • The Next Big Thing

Optional

  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Spin Doctors and Other Persuaders
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Advertising and Digital Communications
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Taxation
  • Employment Law
  • Applied Economics
  • Strategic Challenges for HRM
  • Intercultural Business Perspectives
  • Research Project
  • Consultancy Project
  • Internship II
  • Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • The Dark Side of Management
  • Service Innovation
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Saving the Planet, One Organisation at a time
  • Corporate Reputation Management
  • Digital Business
  • Business Intelligence and Analysis       

 

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching and Learning

The University places emphasis on enabling you to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement.  A mixture of independent study, teaching, academic support through integrated coaching and the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

Accreditation

All of our courses and modules have been mapped to take advantage of professional body accreditations: see individual course pages for further details.

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars, laboratory practical sessions, fieldwork, practical activities, etc.  Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and laboratory practical sessions are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work.

In addition, meetings (both individual and group) with personal academic tutors are scheduled throughout the academic year. There is an opportunity to undertake a year-long placement in the third year of the course, supervised by a work-based mentor and a University tutor. Depending upon the course, there may be an opportunity to study abroad at one of the exchange partner universities.       

 

Contact time

In a typical week there will be at least 12 hours of timetabled teaching in lectures, seminars and small-group work. The precise contact hours will depend on the optional modules selected. If the degree requires a Research or Consultancy Project, students will have guided supervision time with a Project Supervisor.

Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • Information giving, facilitated discussions, small group work, presentations
  • Practical skills – the opportunity to practise group facilitation, presentation, communication and listening skills
  • Visiting speakers and opportunities to visit other settings are regular features of the course

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, full-time students are expected to undertake around 24 hours of personal self-study per week, plus additional preparation for assessments and examinations.  Typically, this will involve meeting with individual tutors to discuss progress and feedback, completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online. In addition to this, students will spend time sharing ideas with fellow students, taking part in extra-curricular learning activities and engaging with external employers.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources as well as our network of employers and entrepreneurs. 

Assessment

The precise assessment requirements in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken. The assessment strategy has been designed so that:

  • All modules have both formative and summative assessment elements. Formative assessment allows tutors and students to recognise strengths and weaknesses in learning and to address those issues immediately. Summative assessments are graded and count towards the final module grade, and they are assessed against the specific module learning outcomes
  • Typically 15 credit/ one semester modules will have one assessment item; 30 credit/ two semester modules will have 2-3 assessments
  • Across each individual year and cumulatively across all three years the concept of continuous assessment and/or building up expertise in different assessment types applies. A variety of assessment types (reports, portfolios, presentations, essays and a final year research or consultancy project) are designed to suit different learning styles
  • There may be some specialisation by subject: e.g. exams are more common in Accounting, Finance and Economics modules because the professional bodies prefer this method of assessment for exemption/ accreditation purposes and many of our modules are linked to those bodies in order to obtain such exemption/ accreditation
  • Different types of employability skills are embedded in all modules

Feedback

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal coursework assessments. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader.

Feedback is intended to support learning by indicating how you can improve in future assignments and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors to help support personal and academic development and enhance employability skills.

Feedback on formal course work assessments is normally provided within 20 working days of hand-in.

 

Meet the team

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience and business leaders and employers.

 

Teaching is informed by research and consultancy, and many lectures are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy work carried out by staff and staff profiles can be viewed at the WBS Staff Profile Page.

 

  • Dr Richard Nicholls

    Richard’s main teaching and research interests focus on the management and marketing of services. His specialist areas include interaction between service customers; providing services for older consumers; and customer misbehaviour.

    Richard has extensive international experience and has taught at a number of European universities, including the European Business School in Frankfurt, Poznan University of Economics and Warsaw University.

  • tao-chang-university-worcester-300

    Currently Tao teaches various modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students at at Worcester Business School, University of Worcester. In addition, he is deputy programme leader for Postgraduate programmes (MSc, Exec MBA, MA). He is also the China recruitment lead responsible for recruitment of overseas students in the Business School.

    Prior to his academic career, he worked as a market researcher promoting public services on behalf of local councils in the Greater Manchester area; projects included waste minimisation, regeneration and housing transfer. Tao enjoys exploring the world and understanding people from different cultural backgrounds. His favourite quotation is “Those who do nothing make no mistakes”!

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    Dr Tim Sellick

    Tim began the development of his sales and marketing expertise as the Director of a Direct Marketing agency where he worked for over a decade. He then moved into academia after completing his Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education) delivering programmes for Birmingham City University for Undergraduate, Post Graduate, and for professional participants. Tim then then joined Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in 2009 to work in Executive Education.

    Since 2011 Tim has worked at Worcester Business School where he teaches Marketing Communications, Marketing Strategy, and Sales Management.

    Tim is a multi-award winning case writer and has authored a winning case in the EFMD’s Excellence in Practice Awards twice. Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (and a Chartered Marketer), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Association Academy.

Careers

Where could it take you?

  • Benefit from integrated career coaching throughout your course, where we will support you with preparation of your CV and interview technique
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to make an immediate impact in your chosen organisation
  • Develop strategic insight in your chosen specialism so that you can deliver long term value for your chosen organisation
  • Gain professional body accreditation, exemptions and recognition
  • Create a portfolio of direct business experience through a one-year paid placement, internships, consultancy projects and company visits
  • Work on live client projects through the Business School’s Media Lab
  • Build your own business network
  • Learn a foreign language and experience international cultures through opportunities to work and study abroad
  • Develop your own business through the Business School’s Incubator

  • Case study

    STUDENT VIEWS - Marketing Students

    “During my degree, I obtained employability experience and credentials which helped me get a full-time job working for PepsiCo when I graduated. I work in business development, focusing upon Walkers, Tropicana and Quaker accounts. I deal with a client base of over 250 which includes workplaces, retail outlets, big stores, cash and carrys and more.” Gina Hankinson, Marketing student 

    “My degree proved beyond my expectations. Its intensity and the learning styles applied in the modules such as real business case studies and presentations were stimulating and propelled students to think as professionals” Bruno Davoro, Marketing student

    “I have learnt how to do business presentations, how to prepare for job interviews and how to be independent. My timetable has been very flexible through the year so I managed to find a job and have gained valuable work experience as well as covering all my living expenses. I have applied to go on the exchange programme to Australia next year and I am really looking forward to this opportunity.” Kornelija Guzaite, Marketing student.

     

  • olly-wilcox-resource-group

    Case study

    PLACEMENT STORY - Olly Wilcox at Resource Group

    Olly’s placement as a Marketing Intern within a small marketing team of 5 gave him a deeper understanding of business, as well as enabling him to discover a passion for graphic design and a better idea of what he would like to do after university.

     

     

  • Louisa_Liddiard_-_Ornua_Ingredients_UK(1)

    Case study

    GRADUATE JOB

    Louisa Liddiard at Ornua Ingredients UK -Louisa’s success across a wide range of tasks during her placement led to the offer of a full time job as a Marketing Executive on graduation.

     

     

  • Case study

    PLACEMENT STORY

    Connor Tyrrell at Worcester Bosch - Connor’s sales operations placement working with customers, supporting technical sales managers and a 6-month stint in the call centre won him an ‘intern of the week’ award as a result of achieving the best call stats. He also worked on trial Apprentice Support Scheme, which the company has adopted for further rollout.

     

     

  • michael-browne-porsche

    Case study

    PLACEMENT STORY

    Michael Browne at Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd - Michael’s placement at Porsche GB enabled him to combine a lifelong passion for cars with his Marketing pathway degree. With something new to learn every day, Michael enhanced his business skills and obtained a valuable network of future contacts.

     

     

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £12,100 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2018/19 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

If you decide to take up the optional placement year accommodation and travel costs may be incurred dependent on location of placement. As placements are paid by the employer at minimum wage plus these costs can be covered by the student’s wage. During this year you will pay 10% of normal academic fees to the University. You are provided with a placement tutor, and have access to the advice of the full placement team, as well as all University student support and services.

There are also occasional trips which may require you to incur travel costs.

There will be a charge for membership of the professional bodies

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £98 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £159 per week (2018/19 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Business & Marketing BA (Hons) - NN15
Business & Marketing BA (Hons) - With Placement Year - NN51

 

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

 

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

NN15 or NN51

Apply now via UCAS

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Admissions tutor

Kate Dobson
01905 54 2520
k.dobson@worc.ac.uk