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Business & Digital Marketing

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business studies

Prepare yourself for a career in the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of business and digital marketing. Focused squarely on the future marketplace, you’ll work collaboratively on real projects to explore innovative, sustainable and ethical business and marketing practice in the digital realm.

Throughout your studies we'll help you understand key business and marketing theories. From developing complex problem-solving skills to navigating consumer psychology, digging deep into big data to understand the ethics of your practice, you'll learn to harness creativity, cultural awareness and business acumen to deliver impactful marketing strategies across a range of digital platforms.

You will:
Be an active part of Gallos, our thriving student-led agency
Work on live briefs, building your industry network
Collaborate with digital innovators across the region, including company founders in our award- winning Launchpad programme
Work with industry connected and research active staff

Modules

In order to give you a fully balanced learning experience, you'll take on one module from our three categories each term. 'External' modules focus on market research, customers and industry partners. 'Internal' modules explore the way businesses manage themselves, from finances to operations, to people. 'You' modules are all about your own personal development, focusing on creativity, self-reflection and specialist knowledge.

Stage One:
During the first year of your digital marketing degree, you'll explore the key industry elements, the challenges in the current landscape, and upcoming trends. By looking into data, information and intelligence, you'll get to grips with finance and marketing, and develop an ability to understand and influence people. And by presenting and pitching ideas as a team, you'll improve your decision-making and relationship-building skills.

Modules
Market Intelligence
Present and Future of Marketing Communications
The Art of Strategy
Decision Making and Consumer Behaviour
Design Thinking
Navigating Uncertainty

Stage Two:
Expanding on your specialist skills and knowledge, you'll better understand the core ideas behind successful digital marketing. You'll also study project management and explore team learning and performance. As your expertise grows, you'll implement your business plan and pitch your marketing skills to your target market.

Modules
Complex Problem-Solving
B2B and the Marketing Ecosystem
Intelligent Brand Building
Demonstrating Sustainability
Financial Insights
Collaborative Project: Marketing in Digital Environments

Stage Three:
As you develop your marketing solutions portfolio, you'll take on a piece of academic work – either an applied project, a work placement or a dissertation. This will be reinforced by subjects like applied advertising and branding, creative leadership, and sustaining and growing businesses.

Modules
Creative & Ethical Leadership
DataLab: Generation, Analysis, Iteration
Consumer Psychology and Emotion by Design
Crafting Your Future: Professional Practice and Research
Social Action Project

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

The Uni


Course location:

Penryn Campus

Department:

Cornwall Business School

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Design occupations
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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