University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Events Management

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Course summary

This course offers a practical approach to the successful management of a wide range of events. Experiences are at the heart of this degree so you will get to plan and deliver an event every year. There are numerous opportunities throughout the course for you to engage in work placements, project work and to network with successful events businesses. Our links with industry provide you with opportunities to gain valuable work experience alongside your studies as does the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career. Throughout this course you will learn the principles and theoretical frameworks related to events management and how to apply this theory in practice. You will cover the following course themes: logistics and operations management, risk management, health and safety, strategy, finance, new media event marketing, project management, public relations, sustainability, economic and social impacts of events. In previous years, Events Management students have participated in an optional study trips to London and a European destination. We also aim to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a venue or event. * All trips subject to national and local Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions. See our situation updates page for more on the University’s response to Covid-19: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/situation-updates/. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020

Course details

Modules

Stage One • Event Logistics (Compulsory) • The Events Industry (Compulsory) • Introduction to Marketing Communications (Compulsory) • Professional Development for Tourism and Events (Compulsory) • Service Industry Decision Making (Compulsory) • Entrepreneurship for Tourism and Events (Compulsory) • Stage Two • Risk Management in Events (Compulsory) • Events Professional Practice (Compulsory) • Events and Tourism Research (Compulsory) • Event Communications (Compulsory) • Career Development and Employability (Compulsory) • Managing Visitor Attractions (Designated) • Development Through Work (WBL) (Designated) • Optional Placement Year • The Placement Year Experience: Organisations in Context (Compulsory) • Stage Three • Client-Centred Event (Designated) • Dissertation (Designated) • Research Project (Designated) • Event Communications (Designated) • Events and Sustainability (Designated) • Mega Events (Designated) • International Destination Management (Designated) • Service Excellence Design (Designated) • Module information is quoted for 20/21 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A variety of individual and group-based assessments are used including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs, and videos.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
68%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
84%
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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

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Events Management at University of Northampton - UCAS