Events Management

Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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This course teaches you how to become a professional international events manager in a modern business environment. A core strength of the course is that you develop the professional attributes of future event managers. By studying events theory, policy and practice, alongside gaining real-world experience, you learn what it takes to plan and manage memorable and successful events. The international events industry includes private, public and voluntary organisations and spans a range of types of events including • conferences and meetings • exhibitions and trade fairs • incentive travel and performance improvement • corporate hospitality and corporate events • outdoor events • festivals and cultural events • music events • sporting events. How you learn You learn by taking part in seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. Field trips, site visits and work with organisations help to bring your learning to life with practical examples. From year one, you have access to work experience opportunities across various event sectors. In year two, your employability skills are embedded through our Applied Event Operations module where you undertake work experience guided by personal tutors. In the final year, you create and run your own live fundraising event for a charity. Past students have delivered networking events, fashion shows, gala dinners and music festivals. Work placements in the UK and overseas After year two, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 have been achieved. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. Industry-recognised qualifications We support students to constantly build their employability skills. Through the course you have the opportunity to gain your BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and to work towards your Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited Event Safety Management Certificate to further enhance your CV. Guest speakers Our links with industry mean that you can also hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green – London 2012 organising committee LOCOG, Tour De France Grand Depart • Simon Graveling – Athens 2004, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 • David Jamilly – Theme Traders • Jon Hughes – KPMG. An expert teaching team Our lecturers have significant practical experience within events management and will help guide you towards valuable industry work experience. The team also leads the Event Management Hub, a professional national community of events practitioners through which we conduct research and consultancy for industry. This unique venture allows us to feed our research into the teaching we deliver to you. Links with events associations We have strong links with key events associations such as Eventia. As a founder member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME), we have been involved in establishing academic benchmarks in events education. Professional recognition The event safety management vocational qualification, which forms part of the leisure and risk module, is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20.00 Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20.00 Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20.00 Module: Principles Of Event Management Credits: 20.00 Module: The International Event Industry Credits: 20.00 Elective modules Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Module: The Eventscape Credits: 20.00 Year 2 Compulsory modules Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20.00 Module: Applied Event Operations Credits: 20.00 Module: Event Law And Risk Management Credits: 20.00 Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20.00 Elective modules Module: Food And Beverages For Events Credits: 20.00 Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Module: Managing Charity Fundraising Events Credits: 20.00 Module: Managing Exhibitions, Business And Corporate Events Credits: 20.00 Module: Managing Festivals And Outdoor Events Credits: 20.00 Module: Managing Weddings And Personal Events Credits: 20.00 Module: Sustainable Event Production Credits: 20.00 Final year Compulsory modules Module: Research Project Credits: 20.00 Module: Strategic Event Design Credits: 20.00 Module: Strategic Management For Events Credits: 20.00 Module: The Live Event Experience Credits: 40.00 Elective modules Module: Events And Technological Innovation Credits: 20.00 Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Module: Learning Through Mega And Major Events Credits: 20.00

Assessment method

Coursework Exam Practicals

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points This must include at least 48 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications. For example: CDE at A Level MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 0 credits P: 45 credits At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 and over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Events Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS