University of Essex

Marketing undergraduate degrees

Enhance your career

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We equip you with skills for the modern workplace. Whether you’re seeking graduate employment or starting your own business, we offer bespoke careers advice and a range of employability options to enhance your CV.

Modern marketers must thrive in crowded, rapidly changing markets, facing increasing global integration. They must interrogate data to identify emerging customer trends and be both imaginative and strategic to stay ahead of the competition.

Study marketing at Essex Business School

Marketing is continually evolving as new technology is introduced. Our degrees prepare you to tackle business challenges in our fast-paced, digitally connected and global marketplaces.

You’re taught by internationally renowned academics and practitioners, whose work confronts real-world marketing issues. Their expertise ensures course content is always up-to-date, so you graduate with the skills and knowledge to define and deliver marketing strategies that really make an impact.

We encourage you to be creative and analytical, to be bold and question assumptions. Whether you want to work in a marketing department or creative agency, run your own business or progress to postgraduate study, studying marketing at Essex provides you with a firm foundation for your future.

Our courses

You can enhance your CV with an optional year abroad or work placement year with all of our marketing courses. You study marketing fundamentals and a wide range of business topics, with our selection of optional modules letting you tailor your course to your career goals.

BSc Marketing also offers you the option to follow a pathway in Applied Quantitative Methods, as part of the University of Essex's Q-Step Affiliate status.

Essex SU Creative Suite

Student Unions’ Creative Studios

Our Colchester Campus features the brand new Students’ Union Creative Studios in the Silberrad Student Centre.

As well as including bookable TV and radio studios, this creative hub mimics the environment found in top marketing and design agencies, complete with a suite of state-of-the-art Apple and Adobe products. Training workshops and tutorials are available to help you create professional content and promotional material.

Hear from our students

Lithuanian students Anzelika and Ausra studied marketing at our Southend Campus. In this video, they tell us how they liked being close to the beach as well as London and living with other students at our University Square accommodation.


Learn languages

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All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.

What our students say

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Being an Essex student is about challenging convention, questioning assumptions and making your own mind up. Don’t just take our word for it; hear from our undergraduate students about why they love studying at Essex Business School and why you will too.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Ask us a question

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Would you like to find out more about our business courses or School? We know how important your choice of university is so ask us a question and our friendly team is on hand to offer support and information.