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What are the best universities for Marketing?

15 Sep 2020 - Barni Homden

A Marketing degree will give you a good foundation of business skills that are applicable to many different careers, meaning that a gaining a degree from one of the best universities for Marketing is a great way to boost your job prospects.  Here are our best universities for Marketing in the UK and USA.

So, what are the best universities for Marketing in the UK?

Kaplan is partnered with a number of UK universities that rank well in university league tables:

Aston University

Aston University, for example, ranks well for Marketing, at 13th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021). It also ranks a brilliant #1 in the UK for teaching effectiveness (Guardian University Guide 2021), meaning you can be sure you’ll get a great education here!

Here, you can study a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, or expand on your knowledge by specialising with a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing Management — ideal for students who want to stand out in the jobs market.

Aston University is located in the heart of Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city and home to many different businesses. You’ll be able to take full advantage of this during your studies, as Aston offers an optional work placement on all undergraduate and many postgraduate degrees. This means you’ll be able to boost your CV with vital practical experience.

The city of Birmingham is also very popular with international students, owing to its diverse, multi-cultural community, and Aston University itself is no different — it ranks in the UK top 25 for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)!

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University marketing students

Located in the historic and student-friendly city of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University is also one of the top universities for Marketing in the UK, ranking 17th nationally in the subject (Complete University Guide 2021).

The University stands our for the range of Marketing degrees it offers — you could choose to specialise in Digital Marketing or Fashion Marketing, or study Marketing alongside a related subject, like Business Management.

There are options to study an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and as the University is a member of the careers-focused University Alliance, you can be confident you’ll gain the skills you need to succeed in the workforce during your degree. In fact, you can even do an optional work placement on every degree at Nottingham, so you can really build on your skills and stand out to employers.

University of Essex

students - University of Essex

The University of Essex is another fantastic choice for Marketing, ranking 29th in the UK for the subject (Complete University Guide 2021).

You can study a wide range of Marketing degrees on Essex’s truly stunning campus in the grounds of Wivenhoe Park, from Advertising, Marketing and the Media, to International Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing and Brand Management.

You can even customise your Marketing degree, by choosing to undertake an optional placement year, or study abroad for a year, allowing you to gain insight into Marketing in other countries, which will give you an edge in today’s global jobs market.

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool Marketing students

The University of Liverpool, is another Kaplan partner that ranks highly for Marketing at 11th in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide 2021.

A traditional, red brick university, the University is based in Liverpool, a vibrant city that’s popular with students from all over the world, and a cultural hub in the north of England.

You can study a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Marketing at the University of Liverpool.

UWE: Bristol

UWE Bristol Marketing Students

Finally in the UK, UWE Bristol is another University Alliance member, with impressive rankings of 7th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2021) and 22nd in the UK for Marketing (Guardian University Guide 2021).

So, why are UWE Bristol students so satisfied? In may be due in part to the University’s fantastic careers service, which includes access to Gradlink, an award-winning website specially designed for international students.

If you want to see for yourself what’s so great about UWE Bristol, you can find out by enrolling on any of their great Marketing degrees, including such as Business Management and Marketing and Marketing Communications, with options at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Best Universities for Marketing in the USA

Through Kaplan, you can also study at some of the best universities for Marketing in the USA according to sources such as U.S. News Education 2020.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a fantastic choice for prospective Marketing students. In fact it’s ranked 12th in the USA for it’s undergraduate Marketing degrees (U.S. News Education 2021)!  Considering that the USA is home to hundreds of universities offering a similar programs, this is a remarkable achievement.

You can choose to specialise your Marketing degree at ASU by studying Marketing, Marketing (Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications), or Marketing (Professional Sales).

ASU is also one of the best universities in the USA according to international students — in fact, it’s the #1 public university in the USA chosen by international students (Institute of International Education 2018).

Pace University

Pace University marketing students

Pace University is another great option in the United States. Located in the heart of New York City, you’ll be surrounded by Fortune 500 companies where you can improve your marketing skills and expertise with an internship. In fact, the Career Services Team at Pace helped students find 8,000 internships and work placements in 2018–19!

Many of Pace’s professors are also active in industry and can help you to grow your professional network as you enjoy life in New York, the USA’s #2 student city (QS Best Student Cities 2019).

At Pace, you’ll also benefit from the number of Marketing specialisms you can study, including Global Marketing Management, Sports Marketing and Social Media and Mobile Marketing.

How to enter a Marketing degree in the UK or USA

Kaplan offers international students a pathway courses that will help you gain entry to many of our fantastic partner universities, even if your current grades or English language level do not meet their requirements.

To start your path to one of the best universities for Marketing in the UK or USA, you can use our handy degree finder to see what you can study, or contact us for more information.


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