This degree has been developed to produce visionary Marketing Communications professionals with key knowledge and skills to be able to define new industry practice and benchmarks for excellence in the field.
You will develop an understanding of the historical roots of marketing communications, as well as the context in which it takes place globally, to be able to adapt to the fast-paced and rapidly changing marketing communications sector. Furthermore, you'll learn how to place the knowledge you gain into the wider context of the media and contemporary communication issues, allowing you to create comprehensive marketing strategies across a range of channels and market types, preparing you for work in this full-throttle industry.
Employers are increasingly looking for graduates with broad knowledge, as well as specific expertise in one aspect of the marketing mix which is why we give you the option to redefine your specialism in the second year, as you develop knowledge of the industry and gain confidence in your particular skills.
You’ll apply to Marketing Communications via UCAS (N591) and then in your second year, you can either carry on with the broad Marketing Communications route or choose one of our specialist pathways which include:
- Marketing Communication with Advertising
- Marketing Communications with Public Relations
- Marketing Communications with Digital Media
Not only will you graduate with a degree from Bournemouth University but, as this course has been awarded Graduate Gateway status by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the leading international body for marketing and business development, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain a professional qualification through the CIM Graduate Gateway scheme during your studies. Read more about our professional qualification opportunities.
In year three you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice as you complete a work placement anywhere in the world, giving you the chance to make great career contacts and bolster your blossoming resume.
In year four you’ll complete a dissertation, and craft your own curriculum as you select units to suit your interests and, ultimately, your career aspirations.
This course received an impressive 95% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), so why not book on to an Open Day to come and meet us, or join us on live chat now to find out more?
View our webinar presentation to find out more about our suite of BA (Hons) Marketing Communications degrees.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time
Chartered Institute of Marketing
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: UCAS 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.