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Aberystwyth University's BSc in Marketing/ Spanish is an exciting and dynamic course that combines elements of marketing & consumer behaviour, digital marketing, strategic marketing, planning, psychology, management and human resources. Taught by accredited and renowned marketing experts within the Aberystwyth Business School and the Department of Modern Languages, over the course of the degree you will develop a firm knowledge of external influences on the marketing world and the rapidly changing use of information technology and digital media for marketing purposes.
The BSc in Marketing/ Spanish will allow you to combine the theory of marketing in its respective discipline combined with the opportunity to discover the language, culture and heritage of Spain. This degree from Aberystwyth University will provide you with the attractive linguistic skills that will enable you to excel post University.
Aberystwyth University is an accredited Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Graduate Gateway Centre, which means that you can study towards a professional CIM qualification while studying for a degree, or gain exemptions for certain CIM modules in the future.
- You will gain accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM);
- You will develop an insight into the world of enterprise;
- You will understand the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events.
- Digital Marketing;
- Social Media;
- Changes in the regulatory and legal environment;
- Strategic marketing;
- Business strategies;
- Spanish Language and Culture.
- A broad understanding of management and marketing in practice;
- The ability to communicate in both English and Spanish simultaneously;
- In-depth knowledge of trade and commerce in both the public and private sector;
- A solid grasp in the complexity of management challenges and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that leaders encounter;
- On successful completion of this degree you can apply for 50% exemption from the professional CIM Diplomas.
Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.
Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.
All of the lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active specialists in their chosen field. We also employ highly qualified and experienced language tutors, and native-speakers, who will ensure that your learning is of the highest possible quality and who will provide you with constant support through your years of study.
Modules September start - 2024
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
|Fundamentals of Management and Business *
|Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice *
|Beginners Spanish 1
|Beginners Spanish 2
|Spanish Language Advanced
|Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
|Understanding the Economy
|Introduction to European Film
|Language, Culture, and Identity in Europe
|Study and Research Skills in Spanish and Latin American Studies
|Consumer and Buyer Behaviour *
|Marketing Management *
|Applied Brand Management
|Marketing: Relationships and Customer Experience
|Cuba in Revolution
|Extended Essay Module
|Language of Business and Current Affairs 1
|Spanish American Cinema
|The Spanish Avant-Garde
|Marketing and Digital Marketing Communication
|Cuba in Revolution
|Extended Essay Module
|Reading Late 19th Century Literature
|Seeing Spain Through Cinema
|Traducción al español
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
Career prospects: From Campus to Career
Many of our graduates have explored a career in:
- Marketing Executive;
- Market Researcher;
- Advertising Copywriter;
- Advertising Account Planner;
- Media Planner;
- Media Buyer;
- Public Relations Officer.
What skills will I obtain from this degree?
Studying our degree in Marketing/ Spanish will equip you with the following skills:
- Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use statistics;
- Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes;
- The ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form;
- Effective problem solving;
- Analytical and creative thinking skills;
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Time-Management and organisational skills;
- The ability to communicate in writing and orally in both Spanish and English;
- Self-motivation and self-reliance.
What work experience opportunities exist at Aberystwyth University?
Discover more about the various employment opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.
Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.
Teaching & Learning
What will you learn?
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four-year degree scheme.
In the first year you may discover:
- Fundamental principles of marketing;
- Marketing in a business context;
- Spanish language (oral, aural, translation and writing);
- European Culture and Politics;
- Spanish literature and film;
In the second year you may explore:
- The production of campaigns;
- Strategic marketing;
- Consumer behaviour;
- Management research methods;
- Spanish language (aural, writing, oral and translation);
- Business to Business marketing;
- Customer relationship management;
- Human resource management.
In the third year you may study, you will embark on your year abroad, which can be sent studying in one of partnered Spanish universities, or embark on a year undertaking a work placement in a Spanish speaking country. Other opportunities include the British Council English Language Assistantship Programme, where you will assist in the English Language development within a primary or secondary school in Spain or a Spanish speaking country.
In your final year you may:
- Marketing Communications;
- The nature and importance of international marketing and global brand awareness;
- Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of marketing situations;
- Spanish language (oral, aural and writing);
- Choose from a range of modules ranging from Literature, Film, Culture, Business;
- Formulation of effective marketing plans;
- And undertake a compulsory independent research project.
How will I be taught?
Our students are taught through lectures, small-group seminars, and tutorials.
We assess our students through examinations, assessed essays, projects, reports, reflective diaries, portfolios, and presentations. The coursework will develop your capacity to research, analyse and present an argument clearly and coherently, while seminars will help you hone your presentations skills.
You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at Aberystwyth University. This person will assist you with all matters relating to academic and non-academic.
Typical Entry Requirements
UCAS Tariff 120 - 104
A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)
GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh
BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish
English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.
Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.
The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits and offers can vary. If you would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.