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Sheffield Hallam University

Digital Marketing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B013

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access to HE Diploma with 45 L3 credits

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English & Maths grade C or grade 4 or above. GCSE Equivalencies are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Marketing

**Course summary**
•Benefit from a student-focussed approach to learning.
•Learn through critical thinking, problem solving and traditional methods.
•Experience an applied learning experience linked to industry through live projects and work experience opportunities

This course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the continuously evolving and fast-paced digital marketing world, including mobile and social media. By the end of your degree, you will have the skills to research and devise effective marketing strategies, based on a sound understanding of digital devices, platforms, media, data and technology. This understanding is underpinned by a solid marketing foundation.

**How you learn**

In your first year you will take modules that will give you a firm grasp of the foundations of marketing principles and research. In your second year you will firmly embrace the strategic knowledge that will set you apart when it comes to seek your placement experience. In your final year, you will expand your knowledge and stretch your understanding in areas such as strategic brand management and marketing innovation.

You learn through

•lectures
•seminars
•problem solving exercises
•case studies
•self managed study
•individual and group presentations

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This is typically 48 weeks long and gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Previous marketing students have gained placements at companies such as IBM, Adidas, Marks & Spencer and Disney.

**Live projects**

Throughout your studies will be actively learning through exploring and evaluating real life organisations. In some of these instances, you will select the organisation yourself but in others your tutors will bring the real world into your classroom

**Networking opportunities**

We are one of the few universities in the UK to have a student chapter linked to the Chartered Institute of Marketing.The Sheffield Hallam Student Marketing Society is a student learning community that complements and enhances your academic studies and allows you to link up with local professionals. runs regular events with local and national employers.

Modules

**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues- 20
Introduction To Business - 20
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 - 20
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 - 20
Self And Stakeholder Management - 20
The Practice Of Business - 20
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Introduction To The Digital Environment - 20
Market And Digital Analysis - 20
Marketing Organisations And Society - 20
Marketing Research And Employability - 20
Principles Of Marketing - 20
**Elective modules**
Advertising, Promotion And Creativity - 20
Foreign Language - 10
**Year 3**
Compulsory modules
Digital Technologies - 20
Marketing Metrics - 20
Mobile And Social Media - 20
Sales And Business Skills – 20
Strategic Approaches To Marketing Management - 20
**Elective modules**
Business In Practice - 20
Customer Psychology And Culture - 20
Foreign Language - 10
Service And Retail Marketing - 20
**Year 4**
Compulsory modules
Placement Year -
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Go-To-Market In The Digital Environment - 20
Marketing Innovation And Creativity - 20
Strategic Brand Management - 20
Strategic Communications In The Digital World - 20
The Social Psychology Of Digital Media - 20
**Elective modules**
Communication Concepts For Marketers - 20
Foreign Language - 10
Relationship Marketing Management - 20

Assessment methods

Coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

TEF rating:
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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.

77%
med
Marketing

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.

Marketing

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

85%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

Marketing

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.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Other administrative occupations

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Marketing

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

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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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