Event Management at University of Winchester - UCAS

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Course summary

  • Gain the practical skills to operate both nationally and internationally
  • Project-manage high-profile and large-scale live events to garner real-world experience
  • Benefit from access to professional software widely used in the Event Management industry
  • Strong links with leading industry associations provide access to competitions, research and events
  • Ranked in the Top 20 UK Event Management degrees in the Guardian University League Table 2020
From music festivals and business conferences to exhibitions and fundraisers – the events industry is varied, vibrant and booming. Our vocationally orientated Event Management degree is recognised as one of the best in the country and will help you launch a career where you can really make an impact. At Winchester you learn how to combine creativity with careful planning to deliver memorable and well-managed events for the University and our many industry partners. It’s not all hands-on. You also acquire a thorough grounding in the strategic and managerial skills needed to function in any business environment. These can be road-tested on one of the many work placements offered by local employers who make regular contributions to the programme. There is an excellent range of practical modules and the university works closely with professional practitioners and expert speakers who can help to build up your industry network. Relatively small student numbers mean you receive excellent support from staff and have direct access to expert knowledge throughout the course. In Year 1, you are introduced to academic and professional studies and pursue a number of core modules which include business and event-specific modules. In Years 2 and 3, you further develop theoretical and practical skills and explore some of the specialist areas of event management such as Sports and Mega Events. In Year 3, you undertake an extended independent study module and may choose from a consultancy project, a part-time work placement or a dissertation. Other key modules include Contemporary Issues in Event Management; Festivals and Cultural Events, and Digital Marketing. A wide range of exciting opportunities are available to you within this buoyant and growing sector, which is estimated to be worth almost £50 billion to the UK economy by 2020. Graduates find jobs in event management companies, venues, leisure departments, festival and tourist organisations, publishing, PR, sport and entertainment.


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Professional bodies

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

  • Principles for Responsible Management Education

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Event Management at University of Winchester - UCAS