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Consumer Behaviour and Marketing BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

We live in a consumer-driven society. This BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing course enables you to understand how consumers think, and how this is essential to marketing and the formulation of policy.It was one of the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together the disciplines of consumer behaviour, business and marketing, applied psychology and applied economics. You will be taught by world-leading specialists, including strong collaborations with staff from the departments of Psychology, Food and Nutritional Sciences and Henley Buisness School. While you study, you will have the opportunity to gain insights from outside speakers from industry.The University of Reading is ranked 16th in the UK for Marketing (Complete University Guide, 2020). While you study, you will have the opportunity to gain insights from outside speakers from industry.An important part of the degree is a consumer-based market research project. You will work in groups alongside a real-life commercial or public sector client to develop a research proposal to address their business challenges. You will also work on a large-scale individual project conducting applied research.In the final year, your dissertation enables you to study an area that you’re passionate about. Recent dissertations have discussed consumer behaviour and marketing in relation to brands, globalisation, sport, viral advertising, gender, binge drinking, computer games, cosmetics, fashion, product placement, technology and food.**Careers**This degree can lead to jobs in consumer marketing, branding, advertising and communications, customer services, public relations and market research sectors.Potential employers include business consultancy and market research agencies, advertising and media companies, multinational/domestic food manufacturing companies, automotive companies, mobile telecommunications, beauty and personal products companies, financial institutions, retailers of all types, trade and consumer organisations, food industry organisations, government/civil service/trade bodies, and health and social services.Employers of our graduates include Mars, Waitrose, Microsoft, Mercedes, Unilever and Disney.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,320per year

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    128 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.46 69%

    82nd

    2

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