Events Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. *Course summary

  • Study all aspects of events management.
  • Creatively design and deliver different types of events.
  • Develop skills in leadership, people and project management.
  • Collaborate with venues, entertainment, caterers and authorities.
  • Gain industry accredited qualifications in Licensing (BIIAB) and Health and Safety (IOSH).
On this course, you’ll learn about event design, technology, marketing, operations, safety and successful business management. You’ll design a range of events – from festivals and concerts to fashion shows, brand launches, sports and Esports, conferences, exhibitions and luxury weddings. By collaborating with events professionals, you’ll gain valuable skills to help you develop your career. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world of events, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the events industry – experiencing design, safe events operations and the latest trends and issues in events management. You’ll gain strong foundations in core business management skills – such as marketing, talent management and finance. With these you’ll develop into a career-ready and well-rounded events professional. We believe you learn best when you engage with the industry and sector first-hand. You’ll gain a rich and well-developed understanding of the complexities, challenges and rewards of operating in the global events industry. This will culminate with your own live event where you showcase the knowledge and skills gained throughout your course. The course also includes two externally accredited (industry recognised) qualifications to add to your CV – the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders and the IOSH Managing Events Safely award. Both enhance your career options (and are included for free). Applied learning Work placements At every level of the course, you’ll put knowledge into practice through live projects and professional work opportunities. You can access placements, volunteering opportunities and work experience through our relationships with industry professionals and leading events management companies, such as Festival Republic. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and final year. This gives you industry experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. For example, in the past, students have undertaken placements with Olympia London, Walt Disney Florida, Mini UK, Ashfield Meeting Experiences, Hotvox, Coombe Abbey, Warner Bros UK, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Emu Events, TRO Experiential Marketing Agency, Hall & Co Event Design, Visit Britain, and Porsche UK. Live projects Live projects are embedded within every level of your course – culminating in the final year where you’ll design, plan, market and deliver an event. This could be for a charity or a business client, using all of the skills, knowledge and experience you’ve gained on the course. Plus our links with local and national event organisers mean you’ll be able to undertake work experience in a variety of settings. Previous work experience has been offered by Conference Collective, Glastonbury Festival, Business Design Centre, The Village Screen, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Tramlines Festival, The Great North Run, Leeds and Reading festivals, Cancer Research UK, Festival Republic, BBC, Iron Man UK, Children’s Media Conference, Boomtown, English Heritage, and Global Brands UK.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Applied Academic Skills Creating And Marketing Experiences Events And Festival Industry And Concepts Finance And Data Interpretation Year 2 Compulsory modules Conference, Exhibition And Business Events Event Operations And Safety Management Elective modules Experiential Marketing Events Foreign Language Learning In The Workplace Personal And Professional Development Weddings And Luxury Events Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Hot Topics In Events, Festivals, And Esports Live Event Experience Managing Outdoor, Sporting, Cultural And Creative Events Elective modules Foreign Language Strategic Experience Design

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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

Events Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS