Events Management with Foundation Year at University of Plymouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Create truly unforgettable events. Our hands-on degree developed with industry gives you the insight, know-how and skills to become a critical, creative events professional. Collaborate with a range of UK event companies – so you’re ready to impact the way events are produced and managed in the future. The course starts with a foundation year 0, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in higher education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, hospitality and events management.

  • The foundation year is an integral part of the extended degree and you will benefit from experienced University lecturers. Whilst completion of the foundation year will not lead to a separate award or qualification in its own right, you will be able to confidently progress to programmes within our suite of courses in Plymouth Business School.
  • Our course promotes awareness of the value and importance of the centrality of participants and clients, enabling students to meet and respond to their specific needs and expectations, appreciating international cultural nuances and the associated impacts on event design and delivery.
  • Our course content has been developed with industry partners to ensure you have the best opportunities in the events industry. You will gain an understanding of the complex, diverse and integrated concepts and defining characteristics of events as an area of academic and applied study.
  • Plan and deliver real, live events including conferences, high-end banqueting, exhibitions and trade fairs. Learn collaboration skills by working with your course mates on the delivery of all staged events.
  • Create a portfolio of professional materials and presentations. Assessments are linked to real clients throughout the course, and you’ll have the chance to develop professional materials and presentations to explain your ideas. In previous years, clients have used winning ideas in their business operations.

Modules

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry and up to date information can be found on our website: In the foundation year, you’ll experience a supportive environment to assist you in the transition to successful study in higher education. You will learn for example about academic writing, critical thinking skills and begin to develop your research skills, as well as develop your knowledge and understanding through an introduction to key aspects of business, accounting and tourism, hospitality and events management. You’ll also have the opportunity to do independent research into an area of your studies that interests you, with a supervisor to guide and support you through the process. In your first year, we'll introduce you to all aspects of this exciting industry including arts, media, hospitality, entertainment, conferences and banqueting. You’ll discover the principles of design and learn what it takes to manage conferences and events. To round off the year, you’ll explore entrepreneurialism and potential careers in the events sector. In your second year get hands-on experience managing and promoting specific events. Enhance your health and safety knowledge. Understand how to get people to attend your event and enhance its reputation. In the optional placement year you’ll get the opportunity to undertake a paid industry placement. You’ll spend 48 weeks working with an organisation in the UK or abroad, across a wide range of sectors. You’ll apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained over the past two years in the real world. You’ll immerse yourself in a professional environment enabling you to make a range of contacts – all invaluable when it comes to securing a job. Our students have completed placements with Hilton Worldwide, Celebrity Cruises, Best Parties Ever, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Accomplished Events, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Newquay Hotels Group, Global Infusion Group and many more. In your final year you’ll undertake the honours project, which allows you to pursue a specific interest that you’re passionate about, through a significant research-based exercise. You’ll gain a strategic understanding of the industry and its future perspectives.

Assessment method

For up to date details, please refer to our website or contact the institution directly.

Professional bodies

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

  • Hospitality, Institute of

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:

  • Foundation

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 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


English language requirements

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages at www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.
Events Management with Foundation Year at University of Plymouth - UCAS