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how do i find a career in marketing?

There is no fixed path to success in marketing and many find a career in the field from different walks of life. Meaning, you don’t necessarily have to have a degree in Marketing from university. Rather, it is primarily about cultivating skills and education that will help you thrive in a dynamic and changing sector.

However, many universities now are offering degrees in Marketing. Here, we’ll discuss how to gain a place at a university for marketing.

What a levels do I need for marketing?

If you are interested in pursuing a marketing degree at university, it is important to check the entry requirements and see what subjects are necessary to take at A level.

It is also important to note, many universities do not offer a single Marketing degree. Rather, it might be paired with business studies, management, or finances. Here are some examples of what some Universities offer.


Entry Requirements:

  • The University of Bath considers various factors when assessing applications. They state that they value a breadth of study through both essay writing and numerical based subjects.
  • Some essay based subjects include: Business Studies, Economics, English Literature, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Religious Studies.
  • Some numerical based subjects include: Mathematics, Statistics, Geology.
  • Ideally, you will have one subject in both essay based and numerical based classes and a third complementary subject. This third subject could include: Accounting, Media Studies, Law, Philosophy, Sociology.
  • Hence, while there are no specific subject requirements, there are certain guidelines to follow.

university of manchester, BSC MANAGEMENT (MARKETING)

Entry Requirements:

  • The University of Manchester outlines certain preferred subjects.
  • Their preferred subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, English Language\Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, Law, Mathematics/Further Mathematics, Politics, Psychology, Quantitative methods, Sociology, Statistics.


Entry Requirements:

  • The University of Exeter does not have subject specific A level requirements.
  • However, They do require certain GCSE subjects. These include: English Language, Mathematics.

other paths to marketing

Many may choose to study Marketing at the postgraduate level rather than at the undergraduate level. Many universities offer this as an option. They might require certain skills or subjects be developed at the undergraduate level. Let us explore entry requirements for postgraduate degrees in Marketing.

King’s college london, DIGITAL MARKETING MSC

Entry Requirements:

  • King’s does not have certain subject specific requirements, but they do ask for familiarity with data analysis/statistical software such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or similar software.


Entry Requirements:

  • LSE states that applicants from any academic background are welcomed.
  • Students are recommended to come prepared with knowledge of quantitative topics such as statistics and data analysis.

So what A levels do I need to have a career in Marketing?

The truth is, marketing is an expansive and varying field, and there is absolutely no straight line path to a career in marketing. This is exciting! It gives you the freedom to choose A levels according to your skill set. With all the paths to marketing, it also means you don’t necessarily need to study marketing at the undergraduate level. Skills can be gained at the postgraduate level, or even through work experience.

Through our research of entry requirements, while no subject is required, certain skills are valued. This includes both creative, essay based subjects, and quantitative numerical based subjects. Ideally, you want to cultivate skills in communication, writing, speaking, presentation, as well as knowledge of statistics and quantitative skills. Thus, it would be wise to take a mixture of A levels that might include.

  • Business Studies
  • English Literature
  • Statistics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

and more!

interested in a career in marketing? let Greene’s help you get there.

At Greene’s we offer a range of subjects to allow you to develop the skills necessary to excel in a marketing career.

At Greene’s College Oxford, we also offer expert university advice and application support to help you navigate the complex process of applying to higher education institutions and internships. Our team of experienced tutors are specialists in examination preparation, providing comprehensive guidance and support to help you excel in your A-level exams. Through one-on-one teaching, we create a supportive learning environment where you can focus on areas of difficulty, build confidence, and achieve your full academic potential.


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