BSc (Hons)

Business & Marketing

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Develop your marketing expertise to succeed in the rapidly changing world of business. Discover the role of business in society. Develop the principal skills and attributes needed to succeed in the marketing industry.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Business Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Business Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to live marketing projects set by our large network of industry professionals.
  • Receive CIM professional qualification exemptions upon graduation, enhancing your employability. Our graduates are amongst the best in the UK. They have won the highly prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing “The Pitch” five times.
  • Realise your business ownership dreams through our links with the university’s Propeller Team. They help you build a business and get funding, offering expert guidance to support its development.

What you'll do

  • Combine and develop knowledge of business and marketing to advance your global career prospects.
  • Enjoy the academic expertise of highly qualified tutors and industry leading guest speakers. You will build your network and get insights for future career progression.
  • Designed with employability at its core, this course also allows you to take a 48-week paid placement. Develop practical industry experience, giving you a springboard for your career ambitions.

A day in the life of a Business and Marketing student


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Meet Mason

One of the highlights for me was taking part in the Two+Two Marketing Event, at which teams from UK universities get hands on with a client brief, and pitch ideas to a judging panel. Steven Bartlett (Dragons Den) offered the winner the opportunity to spend a day with him in London.
Business and Marketing student Mason Karki wearing blue suit in front of green background
Mason Karki
Business & Marketing, BSc (Hons)

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Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.


  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. University of Central Lancashire has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Accredited Degree partnership. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and their content is reflected in our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Industry Links

  • We've been awarded the Small Business Charter (SBC) in recognition of our commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy. The SBC is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools.

Future careers in business and marketing

The School of Business has an extensive network of industry links. This provides our Business and Marketing BSc students with key insights and career prospects. Our wide-ranging network of alumni are also a valuable source of support and industry knowledge for the benefit of our students.

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.

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Academic expertise

Headshot of academic Becki Cross in a mustard blouse
Becki Cross
Lecturer in Business and Enterprise
School of Business

Becki is the Course Leader for our BSc (Hons) Business and Marketing degree. She also has module leadership responsibilities across a range of business and marketing disciplines. Becki has a particular interest in entrepreneurship, small business and digital marketing.

Shabaz Ali Mahmood
Lecturer in Digital Marketing
School of Business

Shabaz has module leadership responsibilities across a range of marketing disciplines, with a particular emphasis on Digital Marketing. Shabaz is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Member of the Institute of Data…

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,385 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Business

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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