Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years †
£9,250 per year (2020/21)
£14,045 per year (2020/21)
120 (September 2021 entry)
Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
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- Marketing at Derby ranked Top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2020
- This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and part of the CIM Graduate Gateway, meaning you’ll gain exemptions towards the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing, enhancing your credibility as a marketer
- Prepare for a broad range of marketing roles on this innovative multi-disciplinary Marketing (Consumer Psychology) course
- Apply the science of consumer psychology to build stronger relationships with customers, consumers and clients
- Be able to apply understanding of cognition and cognitive processes to media and messages in attention grabbing ways
- Gain hands-on experience on placement in a marketing or customer-facing role
- Balance skills and knowledge of a science discipline with the creativity and communication associated with marketing
Top 20Marketing at Derby has been ranked Top 20*
Why do people buy some products and not others? What makes a message persuasive? Why do we get attached to a particular brand?
They’re questions which lie at the heart of every organisation’s search for competitive advantage. And marketing professionals are increasingly turning to science for the answers. Consumer psychology helps identify and explain people’s patterns of behaviour, pinpointing what influences their choices and decision-making processes. It’s a specialist discipline growing in profile and status. With our BSc (Hons) Marketing (Consumer Psychology), you’ll be ideally placed to seize the exciting career opportunities emerging in this field.
See marketing in a new light
Gain a thorough foundation in marketing, business and multi-disciplinary aspects of consumer psychology. Immerse yourself in social psychology and explore fascinating topics such as ethics and consumption behaviour.
This Marketing (Consumer Psychology) degree captures how consumer psychology impacts on the success of marketing strategies and campaigns which ‘hardwire’ the consumer to buy - and keep on buying. You'll also consider how public sector organisations and charities can best get their messages across.
Real world experience
A placement or internship will give you the chance to build your professional profile, skills and networks. You’ll also benefit from our strong links with regional marketing and communication agencies - local and national organisations to ensure that your learning is up-to-date and reflecting the real world. Wherever possible, we also link your learning to live projects and case studies, as well as visits to companies and exhibitions. As well as placements and internships, your course will involve developing campaigns for real organisations.
It’s great that you not only learn about the theory side of your subject, but also experience working environments alongside your studies. Having the opportunity to do paid internships is very important for me as a parent.
BSc (Hons) Marketing (Consumer Psychology)
A professional outlook
Our teaching team is made up of industry experienced marketing specialists. They include influential researchers shedding new light on customer behaviour and market sensing.
We are also partnered with the leading professional bodies for marketing, advertising, public relations and research. It means your learning is always up to date, always relevant.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
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.
We have joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. 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.
Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.
Virtual Open Day
Delve deeper into the course with our Virtual Open Day, packed with subject and course information to help you make your choice, including tours of facilities, 360° views of award-winning accommodation plus advice and insight from students and academics.Explore our Virtual Open Day
- You will learn in the classroom, but also in the much wider context of your everyday life, which you will see from a different perspective
- You will learn about your own behaviours as a consumer and then begin to apply this learning to the understanding of others
- You will gain fundamental knowledge of the building blocks of successful marketing and then apply psychology to really understand how individuals learn, perceive and develop and how this affects the role of marketing. You will be assessed by essays, but also through creative media such as videos
- You will benefit from extensive practice in the real world and so be positioned at a very strong advantage for you future job and career.
How you are assessed
Marketing (Consumer Psychology) assessment is mainly by coursework. This may be in the form of reports, presentations, and visual ‘outputs’ such as infographics, short advertisements, films or bespoke projects for clients.
Personal academic tutoring
Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.
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September 2021 typical entry requirements
|Requirement||What we're looking for|
|Specific requirements at A-level|
No specific subject requirements
|Specific requirements at GCSE||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
|IELTS||6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)|
|Interview / Audition||N/A|
Alternative entry qualifications:
- BTEC - DDM
- Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6
We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.
Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.
£9,250 per year
£1,155 per 20 credit module
£14,045 per year
Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.
Additional costs and optional extras
This BSc (Hons) Marketing (Consumer Psychology) degree gives you invaluable expertise in customer engagement. It’s a skill which will take you far in any marketing, market research, PR or communications role, in any sector, anywhere in the world.
Our marketing graduates are highly employable - many go straight into good graduate jobs. At a time when organisations are placing customer needs at the heart of their operations, in-depth knowledge of consumer psychology will make an even more compelling addition to your CV.
If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.Contact us
† Additional information about your studies
3 years (or 4 with optional placement year)
Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Additional costs and optional extras
We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.
The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2020 - August 2021 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.
Included in your fees
- Chartered Institute of Marketing Membership fees
- Chartered Institute of Marketing Assessment entry - Module 1 fees
- Company visit
- Part funded trip to Copenhagen for 2nd and 3rd year students. Optional with limited places available.
Mandatory costs not included in your fees
- Two company visits approx- £60 per student
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.