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Course summary

When you study for your event management degree at UWL you will be ideally placed in London, the heart of the UK’s events industry and one of the biggest events capitals in the world. With work-based learning opportunities built into the course, you will have the chance to experience a wide range of events. As part of your coursework you will be involved in planning and organising events; you will learn to effectively bid for contracts, work on client briefs, carry out risk assessments, design presentations and produce reports. Your work will integrate key areas of event management including operations and logistics, public relations, marketing, technical and production expertise. The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.


The core philosophy of the course is to produce a contextually specific course of management education within the events sector. In this sense the course will be both vocationally and managerially driven. The award seeks to examine the relationships between the fundamental elements that are serviced by events management. The global nature of events management is also accommodated within the course. The need to produce a qualification that is recognised by industry and allows for transferability and mobility between different sectors of the economy has also been another key structuring principle. Modules: Foundation Year • Personalised Learning • Academic Performance • Business Environment of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism • Careers in the HEAT Industries • Delivering the Customer Experience • Introduction to Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism. Year One • Becoming an Event Professional • Event Planning and Operations • Event Budgeting and Finance • The Event Environment • Event, Culture and Society. Year Two • Applied Research Methods • Leadership and Talent Management • Digital Marketing and Consumer Behaviour • Managing the Event Venue and Workforce • The Event Delivery Challenge. Optional modules: • Managing Events in a Corporate Environment • Live Music Events. Year Three • Dissertation • Event Analytics and Strategy • The Events Experience • Tourisms and Events in Global Context. Optional modules: • Entrepreneurship in the Event Industry • Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade C or above

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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
International £16250 Year 1

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Event Management with Foundation Year at University of West London - UCAS