University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Event Management

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Course summary

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Are you looking to put your organisational skills to good use? The UCLan Event Management degree is a vocationally oriented course designed for aspiring managers in the events industry. You will develop a wide range of professional and academic skills which you will then apply to organising live events throughout the course. We pride ourselves on knowing our students individually with course cohorts intentionally kept small, and our students are the only University team to have won the prize for ‘Best Student Event’ at the UK Event Awards for the past two years. Our links with key event employers ensure that our courses remain current and help to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience that employers need. Graduates of the course are pursuing careers throughout the hospitality and events industry. Many are working for large international organisations whilst a significant number have chosen to work more locally in the UK hospitality and events industry. The transferable skills gained on the degree mean that many graduates also go on to careers as teachers, project managers and logistics managers. The continued growth of this sector will guarantee a wealth of opportunities over the coming years. You can enjoy an overseas field trip as one of your optional course modules. Recent destinations have included Barcelona, Cyprus and Cambodia, for the Green Gecko Project. In addition, we have international links with White Lodgings (Marriott) in the USA and many students have had placements with this organisation. You will also have the chance to undertake work experience with organisations such as Barnardo’s, RSPCA, Oxjam, Kendal Calling, Lytham Proms, Xtreme Storm, and Camp America.

Course details


Year 1: Core modules: Principles, Planning and Practice of Events, Exploring Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, Developing Professionals in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Year 2: Core modules: Events in Action, Arts, Cultural and Heritage Events, Marketing for Events; Theory and Practice, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Employability and Talent Management, Applied Research and Service Quality in Tourism, Hospitality and Events. Suggested options: Language, International Corporate Hospitality and Business Events, International Visit, International Issues in Hospitality, The Tourist: Behaviour and Culture, Managing Sporting Events, Learning from Work, Wellness Tourism and Hospitality - Markets, People and Place In this year an option for many students that provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the UK and internationally. Year 3/4: Core Modules: The Future of the Events Industry, Festivals in Society and Culture, Managing for Strategic Success in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Management Development in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Research Strand: (choose one of four) Single Research Project, Dissertation, Consultancy Project for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Enterprise for Tourism, Hospitality and Events. Option Modules: (choose one) Managing Quality in Service Organisations, Contemporary Issues in Food & Drink, Dark Tourism: Managing Difficult Heritage, Sport Tourism Management, TH&E Experiential Learning, International Fieldwork

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Event Management at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS