Why study BA (Hons) Marketing Communications at BU?

  • Develop a critical understanding of integrated marketing communications that will enable you to adapt to a variety of roles in the industry  
  • Work on live briefs set by industry for unit assessments and learn from professionals who deliver guest lectures and workshops every year  
  • Co-create academic and professional research with staff including consultancy projects for industry clients  
  • At the end of your first year you can choose which Marketing Communications course best suits you and your career interests
  • Complete a work placement anywhere in the world, giving you the chance to put theory into practice, make great career contacts and bolster your blossoming CV.
  • You’ll be career-ready with 100% of our graduates in employment or further study after 15 months. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. 

For September 2024 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in June 2023 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Graduate with a BU degree and more

BU is a Strategic Partner of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) – the world’s leading professional marketing body. Our partnership gives you the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. 

As a BU Marketing Communications student you'll also have the opportunity to organise the annual Mike Warne Event in your final year. This is the only student-organised event in the CIM’s national event programme, bringing together leaders in the industry.  

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years full-time including a 30-week placement. Foundation year: 5 years full-time including a 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: UCAS 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.