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Marketing and Digital Marketing Summer Course in Oxford Ages 16-18

Oxford Summer School 2019
Also in London

Part of the BROADENING HORIZONS Programme


Study Marketing and Digital Marketing with our Oxford Summer School 2019. This course has been designed to open students’ eyes to the wide-ranging field of marketing, omnipresent but seldom taught at school. The course explores marketing in its many guises, from traditional television advertising and public relations to the various forms of digital marketing, such as social media, email, search engine optimisation and paid search marketing.

2 or 4 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Residential in historic buildings in Oxford
  • An inspiring Marketing summer course taught by experts.
  • Combine this course with other options - tailor your programme
  • A truly international environment - over 135 nationalities in 2018

Course Summary

Students on this course will consider the crossover between traditional and digital marketing, learning how online marketing techniques can complement offline marketing campaigns. This theory will be supported with reference to well-known examples; for instance, certain big supermarket Christmas television adverts and the social media campaigns that support them.

The Inner Workings of Marketing

Students will spend part of this course developing an understanding of marketing strategy and how to plan effective market research, including how to segment groups of people into appropriate target audiences. Classes will also examine the psychology behind marketing and what makes people buy, teaching students an overview of the consumer decision-making process, which every marketer must understand in order to plan an effective campaign.

Throughout the course, students will have the chance to analyse a number of famous marketing campaigns, learning about how such campaigns are put together and debating what it is that makes them successful. They will also critically evaluate the Conventional and Digital Marketing strategies and campaigns of an organisation making such recommendations.

What will you get out of the Marketing & Digital Marketing Summer Course?

In addition to expanding their knowledge of marketing, the course will prove a valuable grounding in a subject that will be of relevance to numerous job opportunities in the future. As well as providing useful knowledge and experience for students’ CVs, this course will also teach a range of transferable skills, such as analytical and research skills and the ability to work effectively with others. Students who are considering a future career in marketing will have the opportunity to quiz our knowledgeable teachers on how to maximise their chances of successfully securing a job in this fascinating field.

The Broadening Horizons Programme

This subject is part of the Broadening Horizons course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Oxford summer school.

The Broadening Horizons course, for students aged 16 to 18, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 30+ study options are available!

Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying Broadening Horizons in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.

Learn more about and apply for the Broadening Horizons Programme in Oxford

Expectations and Pre-requisites

No prior knowledge is expected for this course, though students are welcome to come prepared with some examples of recent marketing campaigns that have caught their eye.

Choose your options and apply for Broadening Horizons

The Broadening Horizons programme - our flagship Oxford summer course - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs

To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main Broadening Horizons Programme page

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