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I do chemistry, biology and psychology but I want to get into psychology marketing or business psychology - like something to do with marketing, how do I make this journey. Do Russel group unis offer this and is a degree apprenticeship in marketing advisable?
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I'm only in Y12 so can't give incredible advice, but marketing is what I want to go into as well. From what I've seen with uni requirements, they don't tend to need any specific A Levels for marketing. With Psychology you've probably got an edge, with it linking with consumer mindsets and such and having to carry out research in a marketing career.

A Digital Marketing Degree Apprenticeship is what I'm planning on. No loans to pay back and a kickstart into the career with actual work exp sounds great but it'll take a hell of a lot of prep as they're very competitive. There exists combined course options in psychology/marketing, business studies/marketing and management/marketing. Plus there's pure marketing degrees that, paired with some work experience in your free time or a placement year, would be relatively quick in getting your foot through the door too.

Here's the uni courses related to marketing I've got my eyes peeled for if applications for degree apprenticeships go south (they're all pretty high ranking):
- Management/Marketing Uni of Bath
- Marketing/Business and Management/Marketing Uni of Durham
- Marketing Uni of Liverpool (my fave option, the module choice is pretty sweet imo and lets you customise your degree)
- Marketing at Uni of Bristol
- Marketing/Management at Uni of Exeter
- Advertising/Marketing, Business and Marketing, Marketing/Management Uni of Lincoln (they do a Buisness Psychology course too)
- Markeing/Buisness Management at Uni of Keele
The ones I gravitate to are based on my interests in digital marketing specifically. You might be more interested in psychology joint courses for example.

What I'm planning on doing over summer and any free time in my second year...
-Volunteering or doing an internship. Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn and DoItOrg are good places to look. Heck, I'm sure if you ask local businesses that may be struggling after COVID they'd be happy to take a free employee that might help them market their services.
-Finishing Google Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course (it's free if you want to complete it and get a certificate)
-Trying to experiment a bit with skills that link into marketing. Journalism courses, copywriting courses, designing skills with Adobe Creative Cloud suite, teaching myself some more HTML/CSS... There's a ton of different specialties you can have in marketing and carving out yourself some specialised skills early on can't hurt.

Best of luck in your search! I'm feeling a bit stressed about UCAS and applications and careers myself, so it's nice to see someone else interested in marketing
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(Original post by InspiredPleb)
I'm only in Y12 so can't give incredible advice, but marketing is what I want to go into as well. From what I've seen with uni requirements, they don't tend to need any specific A Levels for marketing. With Psychology you've probably got an edge, with it linking with consumer mindsets and such and having to carry out research in a marketing career.

A Digital Marketing Degree Apprenticeship is what I'm planning on. No loans to pay back and a kickstart into the career with actual work exp sounds great but it'll take a hell of a lot of prep as they're very competitive. There exists combined course options in psychology/marketing, business studies/marketing and management/marketing. Plus there's pure marketing degrees that, paired with some work experience in your free time or a placement year, would be relatively quick in getting your foot through the door too.

Here's the uni courses related to marketing I've got my eyes peeled for if applications for degree apprenticeships go south (they're all pretty high ranking):
- Management/Marketing Uni of Bath
- Marketing/Business and Management/Marketing Uni of Durham
- Marketing Uni of Liverpool (my fave option, the module choice is pretty sweet imo and lets you customise your degree)
- Marketing at Uni of Bristol
- Marketing/Management at Uni of Exeter
- Advertising/Marketing, Business and Marketing, Marketing/Management Uni of Lincoln (they do a Buisness Psychology course too)
- Markeing/Buisness Management at Uni of Keele
The ones I gravitate to are based on my interests in digital marketing specifically. You might be more interested in psychology joint courses for example.

What I'm planning on doing over summer and any free time in my second year...
-Volunteering or doing an internship. Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn and DoItOrg are good places to look. Heck, I'm sure if you ask local businesses that may be struggling after COVID they'd be happy to take a free employee that might help them market their services.
-Finishing Google Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course (it's free if you want to complete it and get a certificate)
-Trying to experiment a bit with skills that link into marketing. Journalism courses, copywriting courses, designing skills with Adobe Creative Cloud suite, teaching myself some more HTML/CSS... There's a ton of different specialties you can have in marketing and carving out yourself some specialised skills early on can't hurt.

Best of luck in your search! I'm feeling a bit stressed about UCAS and applications and careers myself, so it's nice to see someone else interested in marketing
Oh my days thank you so much for all this information, could I PM you and maybe talk more because it would be nice to discuss this pathway with someone in a similar position to me, this has helped a lot and I would love to be friends with you (I’m in year 12 as well)
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Oh my days thank you so much for all this information, could I PM you and maybe talk more because it would be nice to discuss this pathway with someone in a similar position to me, this has helped a lot and I would love to be friends with you (I’m in year 12 as well)
Sorry for the delay, absolutely! Glad you've found anything I had to say remotely useful
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I'm only in Y12 so can't give incredible advice, but marketing is what I want to go into as well. From what I've seen with uni requirements, they don't tend to need any specific A Levels for marketing. With Psychology you've probably got an edge, with it linking with consumer mindsets and such and having to carry out research in a marketing career.

A Digital Marketing Degree Apprenticeship is what I'm planning on. No loans to pay back and a kickstart into the career with actual work exp sounds great but it'll take a hell of a lot of prep as they're very competitive. There exists combined course options in psychology/marketing, business studies/marketing and management/marketing. Plus there's pure marketing degrees that, paired with some work experience in your free time or a placement year, would be relatively quick in getting your foot through the door too.

Here's the uni courses related to marketing I've got my eyes peeled for if applications for degree apprenticeships go south (they're all pretty high ranking):
- Management/Marketing Uni of Bath
- Marketing/Business and Management/Marketing Uni of Durham
- Marketing Uni of Liverpool (my fave option, the module choice is pretty sweet imo and lets you customise your degree)
- Marketing at Uni of Bristol
- Marketing/Management at Uni of Exeter
- Advertising/Marketing, Business and Marketing, Marketing/Management Uni of Lincoln (they do a Buisness Psychology course too)
- Markeing/Buisness Management at Uni of Keele
The ones I gravitate to are based on my interests in digital marketing specifically. You might be more interested in psychology joint courses for example.

What I'm planning on doing over summer and any free time in my second year...
-Volunteering or doing an internship. Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn and DoItOrg are good places to look. Heck, I'm sure if you ask local businesses that may be struggling after COVID they'd be happy to take a free employee that might help them market their services.
-Finishing Google Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course (it's free if you want to complete it and get a certificate)
-Trying to experiment a bit with skills that link into marketing. Journalism courses, copywriting courses, designing skills with Adobe Creative Cloud suite, teaching myself some more HTML/CSS... There's a ton of different specialties you can have in marketing and carving out yourself some specialised skills early on can't hurt.

Best of luck in your search! I'm feeling a bit stressed about UCAS and applications and careers myself, so it's nice to see someone else interested in marketing
Hi InspiredPleb,

It's great to see you're taking initiative and thinking about universities and degree whilst you're in year 12. In terms of business at the University of Lincoln, you are definitely correct, we do offer marketing, management and business psychology. I have included a little about each course below:

Business Management:

Business and Management at Lincoln is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of business, whether it is in a private, public, or a third sector organisation.

The course aims to help students to develop the capacity to address the challenges of business practice by managing complexity, being confident in conditions of uncertainty, and positively responding to unintended consequences. Students are encouraged to think and act as managers, developing their critical-thinking skills, and building a broad knowledge of core business subject areas.


You can find out more by clicking here, where you can also speak to our student ambassador Callum who currently studies Business Management!

Business Psychology:

Business Psychology is a field of study that can help to improve employees wellbeing and performance, investigating how human aspects in the workplace can help businesses to become more effective and profitable, steering away from solely focusing on business to instead learn about human behaviour and its influence on the workplace.

This degree aims to develop students understanding of human and organisational behaviour. It enables them to gain core management and leadership capabilities to create better, more efficient organisations.

Aside from the core study of business psychology, students are encouraged to learn about contemporary issues, including marketing, demographics, the impact of technology, urbanisation, and classic theories of psychology on consumer behaviour.

The course introduces the use of data analytics and theories of human behaviour alongside models of business and organisational behaviour. Teaching covers a broad field of knowledge, from a range of subject areas, giving students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelation of psychology and business.


Once again, you can find out more by clicking here.

I hope this helps, and if you do have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this thread or ask further questions via UniBuddy on our website.

I think some of the experience you have planned for over the summer looks really great, directly relates to the business field and would look really good on a personal statement - so don't forget to include all that great stuff you have planned to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

Best of luck,

Connor - Third Year History Student
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