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BA Marketing and Management

Become a creative, strategic decision maker – delivering imaginative solutions to business problems – on this accredited course.

Key information

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Course length

3 years

Typical offer

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

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Course overview

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, this course is designed for people who have a strong interest in marketing – but who also want to train for management. It’s ideal if you want to become a creative, strategic decision maker who’s capable of delivering imaginative solutions to business problems.

At Hull, as part of the Hull University Business School, you’ll study the latest marketing and management concepts, work on live business projects for international brands and be fully supported by passionate and expert staff, who offer practical, hands-on experience.

This course prepares you for a range of careers.

You'll learn to understand consumer behaviour through marketing intelligence and analytics and how to harness the power digital marketing and social media. And you'll prepare for the challenge of staying up to date with the unpredictable, fast-paced business world. It's designed to train you into a strategic decision-maker and an inventive problem-solver.

Taking part in our programme of live business projects will deepen and test your marketing skills, confidence and knowledge of marketing concepts. This year, as part of the annual marketing challenge, students had the chance to work with Team GB with the challenge of creating a marketing strategy to keep fans engaged between Olympic Games.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a placement year to gain valuable work experience- and get paid. Recent companies who have worked with our students include Siemens Games, Jaguar Land Rover, IBM and Sony. You’re supported throughout by our friendly tutors and professional staff. Not bad for enhancing the CV.

Plus, you’ll have even more opportunities than ever before to make connections with like-minded entrepreneurs, organisations and corporate partners in our recently enhanced Business Lounge. And you'll have access to the Business School's industry-standard facilities like the Bloomberg and Executive Education suites. Or you could help SMEs with their challenges via our Business Clinic

Our students have also been supported to achieve success in the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s national competition, ‘The Pitch’ (reaching the national finals). As we’re accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), that means you’ll be eligible for student membership. You can get exemptions from professional qualifications, access to a wider marketing network and invitations to professional marketing events.

All Hull University Business School degrees have international accreditation from AACSB, which is held by fewer than 5% of business programmes worldwide. In Year 1, you’ll take modules that are common across the whole Business School. That gives you a solid base of business knowledge – which employers often look for, as they want a general understanding of business as well as a specialism. It also means you’ll be able to change direction with your degree later in the course, if you want to.

If that’s not enough, you can take your experience event further and study abroard – for a year, a semester or summer school at exciting worldwide destinations including America, Sweden, Hong Kong and France.

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Six reasons to study Marketing and Management at Hull

  1. Access facilities like our vibrant Business Lounge   
  2. 94.9% graduate employability rating§
  3. Study at an AACSB-accredited business school
  4. Chartered Institute of Marketing accredited
  5. Opt to study abroad or go on placement for a year
  6. Guaranteed to work on live projects for real firms

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Compulsory


    Discover core marketing theories and concepts such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, consumer behaviour, and marketing mix. Apply your understanding of these different concepts in a real-life business project.

    Personal and Professional Skills for Contemporary Organisations

    Learn about organisational behaviour and HRM concepts. Areas of focus include individual difference, personal development, people management and leadership.

    Business Environments

    Examine the environments - economic, political, social, legal, cultural - that businesses operate in and explore the impact of their work on these environments.

    Operations, Supply Chain and Business Practices

    Explore how businesses develop their operations management and supply chain practice. You'll learn the techniques to understand, analyse and evaluate the complexities in today's organisations.

    Accounting and Finance

    Delve into topics such as financing decisions, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, absorption costing, variance analysis and budgeting.

    World Economy

    Study the changing world economy, developing insights into issues related to international trade, international finance, regional groupings and climate change.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Consumer and Business Buyer Behaviour

    Build a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour and learn how to use this information to develop effective marketing plans and communications.

    Responsible Business in Society

    Explore concepts like responsible business, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainable development, and learn to understand them in a global context.

    Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding

    Develop your critical understanding of the role integrated marketing and communications plays in building and sustaining brand identity and equity.

    Marketing Intelligence

    Equip yourself with the ability to selectively analyse marketing data for insight, and to make effective decisions in relation to marketing resources and retaining consumers.

    Organisational Management

    Explore approaches to organisational management and integrate theory and practice. You'll consider various practices and the assumptions behind them.

  • Optional

    Contemporary Marketing Management

    Discover the challenges as you evaluate concepts and theories in the context of new trends, strategies and tactics, preparing you for a career in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

    Internet, e-Commerce and Emerging Technologies

    Discover the emerging digital technologies that are affecting the dynamics of e-commerce. You'll learn how to develop a website or mobile app with any coding skills.

    Management Systems and Standards for Sustainability

    Take a deep dive into the field of sustainable operations and management systems, standards and certifications for business and product sustainability.

    Supply Chain Information Management and Big Data

    Discover the role of information management and big data in supply chains. Learn methods for big data, text mining and social media mining analysis.

    Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

    Passport Languages

    Learn a new foreign language or improve your existing language. Options include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian.

Year abroad modules

You spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This is an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons in a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.

Placement year modules

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services.

The Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated team within the faculty who provide tailored support to students who are seeking a placement or internship.   You'll also benefit from the University's Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.   

Final year modules

  • Compulsory

    Digital Marketing and Social Media

    Social media and the internet have transformed marketing. Working with real businesses, you'll develop insights to help you use new concepts and tools in the digital landscape.

    Business Strategies

    Consider business strategy and strategic decision making in diverse contexts. You'll learn to use strategic analysis to make choices that create stakeholder value and strategic advantage.

    International Marketing

    This module equips you with a cross-cultural perspective on marketing and therefore trains you to excel in an increasingly globalised and yet complex international marketing landscape.

    Leadership and Change Management

    Consider perspectives on organisational change and analyse change management techniques, including how to manage resistance as well as ethical issues, culture and diversity.

    Dissertation or Research Project

    You can choose to complete a dissertation worth 40 credits (across two modules) or a shorter research project at 20 credits (for one module) on a subject relevant to your degree.

  • Optional

    Employee Relations and Engagement

    Explore the strategies adopted by employers to manage their employees. You'll study how potential commonalities and conflicts are understood and managed in the workplace.

    Organisation in the Digital Economy

    The internet and emerging digital technologies present business with all kinds of opportunities and challenges. Here you can explore the new management mindsets needed to address them.

    Managing Your Money – Personal Financial Planning

    Prepare for the financial challenges and opportunities of life after university. You'll cover topics including tax, student loans, credit, debt, pensions, insurance, savings and investments.

    Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

    Business Project Management

    Whatever its size, all organisations run projects - study the skills, concepts, tools and techniques to manage them effectively, and learn about the factors affecting project success and failure.

    Social and Not-for-Profit Marketing

    We'll introduce you to marketing for not-for-profit organisations with the aim of prompting social change. You'll examine fundraising as a central not-for-profit marketing function. 

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades BBC

  • BTEC grades DMM

  • Points required 112

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Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

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Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with minimum of 15 credit at distinction and 15 credits at merit.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

Don't meet our requirements?

We offer a Foundation Year to boost your skills and knowledge – it’s a great way to make your way into higher education.

Switch to the foundation year

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

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Fees and funding


£9,250 per year*


£15,400 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

The fees shown are for 2022 entry. The fees for 2023 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,706 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of our website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Marketing manager
  • Digital marketing executive
  • Public relations executive
  • Product manager
  • Brand operations executive

With marketing skills backed up by a broad business knowledge, Hull graduates are highly employable in a range of organisations.

Some of our previous students have taken up roles at companies including Kelloggs, Siemens, Heinz and Nestlé.

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This. Is. Hull.

A place where we stand up to kings, do deals with the world and take a wrecking ball to the slave trade. A place where culture stands out and the phone boxes are a different colour. A place where we're free-thinking, independent and proud of it.

§Percentage of students in work or further study within 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021.

†Overall satisfaction score in the marketing subject area (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)

‡All Hull University Business School degrees have international accreditation from AACSB, held by fewer than 5% of business programmes worldwide