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About the course

Are you looking to upgrade your existing marketing qualifications into a full honours degree? This one-year top-up programme is specifically designed to help you build on what you already know, strengthening the skills you developed during work in the industry or earlier study at HND level (or equivalent).

Delivered in just one year, this marketing top-up course is best suited to those who already have professional experience, a marketing qualification at HND level, or both. This enables students to jump straight into the intensive curriculum.

Students learn from a course team with a wide range of academic and industry experience. Their established industry links have provided past students with a range of exciting opportunities including guest lectures, live briefs and industry assessments. Businesses that have previously been involved with Solent’s business and marketing programmes include Mercedes Benz, Ahmed Tea and Dorset Goodness.

Towards the end of the year, students will undertake an independent research project. This project can centre on a subject of the students choosing, with many using it to springboard careers in particular industries or disciplines.

Students may also take part in national marketing and business competitions. Past students have made entries to both the University Business Challenge and the Pearson RED Challenge.

Additional qualification Further studies Top-up degree

An intensive curriculum enables students to earn a full honours degree in just one year. Students learn the essential skills required to drive growth, create brand awareness and manage a range of marketing projects.

What does this course lead to?

This is a broad marketing degree, providing the essential skills you need for various diverse agency, consultancy and in-house positions across a range of sectors.

Who is this course for?

Ideally suited to professionals already working in marketing, this course is aimed at those with existing marketing or marketing-related qualifications who are looking to upgrade them to a full honours degree.

Facts and figures

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UCAS codes

Full Time

  • 1 Year Standard Entry N5C0
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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The 2018/19 fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2017/18 fees were:
UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year

Whilst these inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval.

The 2018/19 international fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2017/18 fees were:
International full-time fees: £11,000 per year 

Other costs

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk.

The 2018/19 other costs are not yet available. For guidance, the 2017/18 other costs were:

Optional costs: 
Professional body accreditation (CIM). £50 registration fee and assessment fees depending on the level (£200-£510).

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.


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Key entry requirements

Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent)

  • Completion of the second year of a relevant and comparable degree.
  • GCSE Maths and Engish at grade C or above.
  • Course equivalent of a merit pass in a business HND.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


Study location

East Park Terrace

Got a question about this course?

Contact our Ask Solent team:

ask@solent.ac.uk 023 8201 3039

How to apply

Any student applying for the first year of a full-time/sandwich undergraduate course must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature, overseas and EU students.

Nearly all schools and colleges offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website using 'Apply'; it may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas. This facility and all course information can be found on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com.

Your application should reach UCAS by January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until June. The UCAS Code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.

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What you'll study

Year one

Core units
  • Strategic Marketing Management 
  • International Marketing 
  • Electronic Marketing 
  • Effective Marketing Communications 
  • Academic and Professional Development 
  • Business Consultancy Project

Support

Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support

Meet the course team

Joanne Hooker academic profile Joanne Hooker Course Leader View profile
Whysnianti Basuki academic profile Whysnianti Basuki Senior Lecturer View profile
Bryn Parry academic profile Bryn Parry Senior Lecturer View profile
Juliet Tomlinson academic profile Juliet Tomlinson Senior Lecturer View profile
Tim Jackson academic profile Tim Jackson Senior Lecturer View profile

The university cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

We provide a stimulating learning environment and access to state-of-the-art resources to help you make the most of your time with us. Flexible spaces, Wi-Fi facilities and learning zones all contribute to our lively and contemporary study environment at Solent.

The Southampton Solent University campus offers modern facilities including high-end computer suites and comfortable group working spaces. Solent Creatives, the University’s on-campus creative agency, offers marketing students the chance to pitch for consultation projects and other live briefs.

Your future

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Marketing management
  • Market research
  • Internet marketing
  • Marketing communications
  • Product and brand management
  • Direct marketing
  • Public relations
  • Account management
  • Business development
  • Sales
  • Campaign/category management
  • Conference and events management
  • Digital marketing
  • Analytics and customer relationship management.

Industry links

The marketing team has strong professional and industry experience, which will be complemented by a range of guest speakers, live assessment briefs and assessed live client pitches.

Placements

Students are supported as they pursue work placements and other hands-on learning opportunities. The curriculum covers a range of marketing topics including digital marketing, corporate communications, marketing to international audiences and marketing strategy.

Further study

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