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Global Management (Marketing)

BA (Hons) Top Up

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2020
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Fee: £18,000
  • UCAS code: N502

Please note this is for entry into the third year of the BA (Hons) Global Management (Marketing) degree.

This programme is designed for students who already have an existing qualification, such as an HND certificate in a business-related discipline, and want to build upon their skills and knowledge in a specialised area of business and management, such as marketing.

You will join the final year of the 3-year BA (Hons) Global Management (Marketing). This means you will enter the programme with students who are at the same level as you, in order to gain the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a career in global management.

This flexible structure enables you to develop specialist skills in your chosen area of business, as well as build upon the more general knowledge you gained from your prior qualifications.

The BA (Hons) Global Management (Marketing) offers a holistic approach to management studies with a specific focus on marketing theory and practice. It aims to develop you into a media-savvy marketer with the confidence and capabilities to successfully manage teams and organisations across the globe.

You will learn how to analyse and evaluate a range of marketing principles from a global and ethical perspective. Through a series of workshops, you will get the opportunity to put your marketing knowledge into practice and test out the theories you have developed during class.

This programme will develop you into a confident, socially responsible decision-maker. Your experience at Regent’s will provide you with the business acumen, specialist skills and creative outlook to pursuit a managerial role in marketing.

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Length

This is a 1 year programme with entry into the third and final year of the BA (Hons) Global Management (Marketing).

Year 3 core modules

Module Title Credits Overview
Consumer and Marketing Psychology 20 credits This module provides both the theoretical depth and the practical examples of consumer and marketing psychology ‘in action’ whilst remaining very accessible to you. The module also aims to incorporate other academic disciplines which have made a significant contribution to the area of consumer and marketing psychology. Thus sociology, anthropology, economics and neuroscience form the scientific base on which consumer behaviour stands as an academic subject.
Contemporary Marketing in Action 30 credits The module aims to invite students to recognise alternative approaches to the study of marketing and consider the development of marketing thought and theory, as well as contemporary issues and critical insights. Students will learn how to review and analyse markets and this skill enables them to better manage issues surrounding change management, forecasting, risk perception and trend analysis as shaped by marketing in action.

Students will be given the opportunity to act in the role of marketing practitioner. This module will also serve to augment awareness and ability to apply the principles of ethical research as appropriate to your chosen project or topic.

The objectives of the module are to:

enable students to develop their independent learning skills while gaining an experience of marketing practice
establish and develop students’ own critical framework of what contemporary marketing practice is at a societal, organisational and personal level combine individual expression of their learning experiences with an academic critique of contemporary marketing in action
Digital Marketing and Data Analytics 20 credits This module seeks to provide you with a clear and demystified treatment of this critical area of Marketing, further focusing on the application and analytics for the purpose of strategic decision-making. In keeping with an evolving and innovative discipline, key themes of the module include Entrepreneurship and Creativity. The many ethical considerations around Marketing Analytics mean that Stewardship is also a core theme.
Marketing Strategy 20 credits This module draws together learning and skills across all other marketing related courses so you gain a holistic picture of how these elements contribute to real-life management decision-making. The focus is on equipping you with the confidence to analyse the competitive and external environments, as well as the internal drivers, in order to assess and produce for themselves, commercially focused marketing plans. Utilising and developing familiarity with a range of theoretical frameworks, there will be a clear emphasis on appreciating the conflicting elements and methods of resolution, in delivering sustained profitability from customer acquisition and retention.

Extant and contemporary academic research will be critiqued to encourage intellectual rigour in understanding the nature of scholarly work and its contribution to commercial decision-making. Stewardship and creativity are the two key themes, embedded in this module. Throughout the delivery of the module, you get to appreciate the ethics and sustainability of marketing choices; and are encouraged to be creative in their approaches whether it be discussions, analysis or offering recommendations.
Optimising Operations and Change 10 credits This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong? The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business.

The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.
Free option 10 credits You will also choose another elective module from any across the BA (Hons) Global Management at Year 3.

Year 3 pathway modules

You will also select one of the following modules:

Module Title Credits Overview
Brand Strategy 10 credits Through an understanding of consumers’ mind sets and multiple branding perspectives students will be able to effectively build, manage and strategically position brands and plan marketing efforts. They will learn to increase and measure the value of brands and link the strategic branding decisions to the company’s market and financial performance.

Initially the focus is on understanding the different perspectives of strategic brand management and combining it with the mental processes that underlie consumers’ brand choices and preferences as a result of both rational and emotional drivers. For branding to be successful it needs to resonate and be communicated at meaningfully and emotionally relevant levels, with consideration for intercultural issues. The focus thereafter is on applying the acquired knowledge of brands and consumers and creatively linking it to the company’s performance. This module introduces theories and empirical studies aiming at a better understanding of the new media technologies and their significance in regards to branding strategy.

This module facilitates progress in a career path towards international brand management due to its strong managerial and strategic approach, including focus on consumer and market insight and economic principles of marketing accountability.
Essential Law for Marketers 10 credits This module is designed to allow you to explore essential statutes, case law and regulations protecting and providing a framework for business to market themselves effectively in a global marketplace.

You will be exposed to the issues of privacy law, cross border considerations and gain a full appreciation of the conditions that protect consumers.
PR and Corporate Communications 10 credits This module aims to introduce you to the world of Public Relations (PR) and the role it plays in marketing communications. There is a particular focus on how PR has changed over the past decade through the development of social media and digital technology. Moreover, the module aims to challenge your entrepreneurial skills through discussions on what creative PR is in a saturated marketplace. These discussions are crucial in a world where consumers are co-creators of content, and PR managers have the role of facilitating and controlling brand messages. Whilst the online element of PR is inevitably the main focus for PR practitioners, the module also highlights the crucial role of offline channels. As such, some of the above themes are more critically developed from the Principles of Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing Strategy and Branding modules.

You will critically analyse the problem with traditional theoretical models for PR, campaign structures and the leadership issues with managing campaigns. You will develop an insight into the management of stakeholder relations and corporate communications, particularly with clients, bloggers, journalists and audiences. The module will develop the intercultural intelligence of students and their ability to communicate through different mediums. You will gain knowledge on the different types of PR (such as health, education, entertainment, etc.), the different types of PR jobs (such as PR companies, PR agencies, freelance, etc.) and examine the futuristic role of PR in augmented and virtual reality.
Services Marketing 10 credits The service sector is the fastest growing and most dominant part of the economies of the UK and many developed countries. The scope of service marketing is wide including, amongst others, financial services, leisure tourism and hospitality to not-for-profit and charity organisations. Marketing services is very different from marketing physical products; the difference arise in the design of the extended marketing mix and its implementation. Services are not just limited to service industries, but they do represent a huge growing percentage of the world economy according to Zeithamel, Bitner and Gremler (2012), which adds to the growing phenomena of the internationalisation of services, offering intercultural and entrepreneurial solutions to service issues.

This module builds on the general introductory module Principles of Marketing, which introduces Services Marketing but not in the depth of this module. It is extremely appropriate to Business and Management undergraduates, many of whom graduate to service industries (finance, consultancy and marketing etc.). On successful completion of this module you will have experience of using a toolkit of techniques particularly adapted to service businesses, focusing on the experience of the customer and how this can be improved through processes, good stewardship and creativity.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

Not received your results yet?

That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

Application deadlines


September 2020

Early deadline: Wednesday 11 December 2019 click here to find out more about this deadline
Priority deadline Wednesday 15 January 2020 click here to find out more about this deadline
Late deadline Wednesday 25 March 2020 click here to find out more about this deadline

Step 1 Apply


You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.These can be sent via email to the Regent’s Admissions Department

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable.
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application


You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer


If you wish to accept the offer, please pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place. 

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place


Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students


If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Annual Tuition fee

Starting September 2020: £18,000

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing
  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

The Global Management programme is designed to encourage both your academic and personal development. You will learn and consider core principles of innovation and entrepreneurship in lectures, seminars, and through online classroom activities.

As you progress, you will be encouraged to take a more critical approach, applying what you have learned by exploring real-world case studies, role play and simulations. Our London location also puts you on the doorstep of a range of pioneering businesses, which you will explore and analyse through visits and guest lectures.

Academic calendar

Contact hours and expected workload

Our modules are designed with 10 or 20 credits (equivalent to 100 or 200 notional learning hours). The notional learning hour includes directed and self-directed learning hour. Directed learning hours, such as lectures, seminars, labs or workshops, are normally 3 hours per week per module. In total, you will have approximately 18 to 21 directed learning hours per week in each term.

Teaching staff

Our teaching staff represent a diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds, a with large percentage having extensive industry experience. Many are research-active and regularly publish in respected academic journals and at conferences. We are very proud of the global nature of our programme, and our lecturers also reflect this ethos, coming from a wide variety of countries and cultures across the world. In every way, you will feel part of a genuine global family.

We provide a focused and personal treatment of our students as they progress through the programme. We ensure that students enjoy open lines of communication with lecturers and heads of programme alike.

All our staff hold postgraduate qualifications in their subject area, and a large section hold PhDs or are studying for one. In addition, most of our staff are holding the Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA) from Fellow to Principal Fellow. We also encourage our teaching staff to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Methods of assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used, including:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Portfolio
  • Work and business simulations

Disability Support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Academic requirements

Prior qualification (e.g. HND or HE Diploma or international equivalent) in a business discipline, at a standard 2-1 minimum or equivalent or 240 business related credits from Partner Universities that are approved via an existing or new articulation agreement with Regent’s University London.

English language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected]. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

Our holistic and critical approach prepares you to become flexible, informed and proactive manager. This will enable you to pursue a career in a corporate environment, or become an entrepreneur.

Your career options are varied, and include:

  • Starting your own business
  • Advising and consulting
  • Diversifying a family business
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Brand Management
  • Communications
  • PR

You may also choose to continue your studies to Masters level. Regent's offers a range of MA degrees in Business & Management including International BusinessManagement and Luxury Brand Management.

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BA (Hons) Global Management (Marketing) Top Up

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