Events and Festival Management (year 1 only) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Events and Festival Management (year 1 only)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

  • Please note if you like to apply for direct entry to level 2, 3 and 4 apply to 'Events Management'*
The need to celebrate or mark significant events is no new phenomenon. However, recently, the number, scale and complexity of events taking place have increased enormously. Events are organised to promote and market products or to reward and motivate staff, but are also increasingly used to support a range of policy objectives, such as encouraging tourism, regenerating communities and stimulating local economies, as well as arousing civic pride and celebrating sporting and cultural occasions. With the increasing scale of the events business and the diversity and range of the dimensions of events operations, the industry has required an increasingly professional approach. The professional events manager requires an understanding of planning, management, legal issues, budgeting, staging, marketing, promotions and evaluation, as well as understanding the impact of events on the host communities. This course provides unique hands-on experiences and professional networking opportunities with luminaries from business and practice. On completion, you will be prepared to lead events and other sporting and cultural organisations. Your studies focus on the nature and characteristics of events and their design and management. Years One and Two have a strong emphasis on events management, marketing, accounting and human resource management. You will be able to plan and deliver a live event in Year Two. Past events have included an award-winning fashion show, music nights, charity dinners and sports days. Thousands of pounds have been raised for charities as a result of our student-led events. Years Three and Four have a strong emphasis on exploring how events relate to national and international strategic issues, such as how cities use events for image development and investment purposes, through event and urban regeneration, such as the Olympics in London 2012 and Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014. You will also explore events from the consumer perspective with a view to audience development and engagement. You will choose from a range of elective modules which will allow you to explore and further develop your particular interest. If you continue to honours, you will also complete a dissertation in an area of your choice. Students have often used their dissertations as vehicles to increase their skills and gain employment.

Course details


Year One modules •Foundations of Marketing •Online PR: Platforms and Practices* •Introduction to Events Management •Introduction to Finance and Accounting •Introduction to Management •Events Destination Development Year Two modules •Media Campaigning** •Law for Business and Events •Event Project Management, Design and Operations •Human Resource Management** •E-Commerce, Marketing and Digital Futures** •Live Event Production and Evaluation Year Three modules •New Enterprise Creation •Business Research Methods** •Events and Urban Regeneration •Placement** •Consumer Decision-Making and the Event Experience •plus one elective module Year Four modules •Strategic Management** •Contemporary Developments and Strategic Directions in Events Management •Critical Challenges in International Management** •International Events Leadership and Social Justice •Dissertation** The modules listed here and placement information is subject to validation at time of print (Feb 2018) and may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates. **events management specific modules

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeN280
Institution code Q25
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

IELTS of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC Maths and English at GCSE level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma Various Access courses are considered, such as: Access to Community, Education & Humanities Access to University Study Access to Arts, Social Sciences & Primary Teaching Access to Languages, Arts and Social Sciences Access to Languages with Business Access to Humanities/Primary Education Access to Degree Studies Access to Arts & Social Science
Scottish Higher BBBC Maths and English at National 5. Lifeskills/Application of Maths is accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3 Maths and English at Ordinary level.
Scottish HNC Pass Successfully complete HNC with a B in the graded unit HNC Events Management with a B in the graded unit allows entry in to year two
Scottish HND Pass HND Events Management with CB in the graded units allows entry in to year three

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time Rest of UK (RUK) students commencing in 2020/21 on a 4 year Honours programme, will be required to pay fees for the first 3 years of study. No fee will be charged in Year 4.
Events and Festival Management (year 1 only) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS