• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
How can marketers make use of new consumer trends to stand out from their competitors? And how should business leaders leverage their resources for success? Learn more in the Business and Marketing (Hons) programme at the University of Essex Online.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

The fast-paced business world demands creativity, strategic thinking and dedication for companies to differentiate themselves from the crowd and be profitable, and the Business and Marketing (Hons) programme at the University of Essex Online allows students to develop those skills while exploring a wide range of essential business and marketing topics. 

Looking at real-world companies and examples, it’s not just theoretical knowledge that the students gain, but practical skills they can use within their current roles from day one.

After looking at the key areas of marketing, human resources, finance and business environment at level 4, you will delve into more specialist areas of study as you continue in the course, including:

  • marketing communications through a wide range of media
  • management of projects and working with stakeholders
  • how online marketing fits into an overall business strategy
  • how market research is used to formulate marketing decisions
  • the global business environment, including challenges and opportunities

Your final year of study will culminate in an independent research project on a business or marketing topic of your choice, and will allow you to analyse and critically evaluate the results from research you have gathered yourself and put together a comprehensive and concise report. 

You will also give feedback on others’ reports, which will further build on the communication and evaluation skills you will have been developing throughout your studies.

Your future

Business skills are incredibly transferable to virtually any field, and roles within a management context will benefit from your new commercial knowledge. Positions in finance, consultancy, project management, advertising and marketing are also likely to be well-suited for the graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Teaching methods and style

  • Essex Online is a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment to deliver teaching, resources and assessments. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and listen to and view live lectures and seminars.
  • You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have opportunities to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, University of Essex Online caps the class sizes at 20 students. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Two A-levels or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Relevant work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Business and Marketing (Hons)
Visit programme website

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?