University of Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Events Management

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Course summary

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The BSc (Hons) Events Management degree offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become employable and effective Event Managers who can operate worldwide in this exciting industry. This programme is characterised by a balance of knowledge with analytical and vocational skills. The course is structured so that students can build their expertise year on year, with a solid grounding in events and business management in the first year. In the first year, students further deepen their knowledge and understanding of the international event industry. The skills necessary for research, creative thinking and presenting findings professionally, both orally and in writing, are also further developed. In the second year, modules build upon the knowledge gained and students are encouraged to consider ideas and information from a more critical perspective, they are also expected to be able to apply knowledge to different scenarios. The practical skills taught challenge students to plan, deliver and evaluate their performance as event managers. By the time students commence their final year they will be sufficiently prepared to work autonomously with external organisations, able to explore ideas critically, and conduct research competently with high levels of analytical and problem-solving skills. Throughout the course, students are introduced to events in the public, private and voluntary sectors from a range of international perspectives. Skills, knowledge and practical insight will be provided through lectures, a wide range of different and challenging assignments, guest speakers and field trips. Practical experience is vital and opportunities to work on live event projects are provided. Having gained a set of very desirable transferable skills, graduates from our events programme not only gain employment within the diverse events industry but have also progressed to project management, marketing, hospitality, tourism, destination management and roles in the heritage sector. All undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated within them a CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing; real world problem-based learning; or embedded direct employer activity. We do this because we know it is key to student academic and graduate success.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above also required.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
74%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14200* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Events Management at University of Plymouth - UCAS