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Course snapshot Managing events is an exciting field offering considerable potential for graduates, with the UK industry estimated to be worth more than £42 billion. UCB's Events Management degree will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to create exceptional event experiences. You'll go on a number of residential trips linked to your learning, and you'll also have the chance to undertake a paid 12-month work placement, allowing you to gain extensive real-world experience with industry organisations both in the UK and around the world. Our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's top academic institutions - as well as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Who’s the course for? Our course is ideal for anyone keen to pursue a career in a variety of sectors within the events industry, ranging from festivals, exhibitions and sporting events to wedding planning, incentive travel and resorts. Why should I study the course?
- Our course features a 12-month paid placement, enabling you to experience the industry first-hand and giving you a distinctive advantage in the job market when you graduate - plus you won't pay any tuition fees during your placement year.
- You'll be provided with an outstanding array of enrichment opportunities to support knowledge and skills development, with a number of residential trips and visits from industry experts.
- By completing this course, you'll also receive a Level 5 CMI award in Leadership, while you'll also have the opportunity to gain a BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders and work towards a Cvent Professional Events Management Certificate.
- Events management agencies
- Destination management organisations (DMOs)
- Charitable foundations
- Convention, meetings and exhibition centres
- Festivals and cultural events
- Sporting events organisations
- Leisure event providers
- Event Business Environment
- Employability Enhancement
- Events Experience and Digital Design
- Leadership and Planning of Events
- Events Supply and Logistics
- Exploring the Events Industry
- Managing Events Hospitality
- Applied Management Research
- Event Project Management
- Live Event Creation and Development
- Essentials of Events Management
- Stadium and Arena Management
- Social Media in Festivals and Events
- Dynamics of Business Events
- Enterprise Start-up
- Modern Languages
- Training and Development Skills for Managers
Teaching Course delivery is carried out by a team of events professionals and experienced lecturers. For example, a typical teaching week in the second year will have up to 14 teaching contact hours, made up as follows:
- Large group teaching - 5 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 5 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics presented in lectures
- Tutorials - 3 hours per week including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials
- Workshop - 2 hours of practical development sessions for placement and computer design
- Field trips and visits - overnight residential to York, local visits to Birmingham theatres, ICC and Arena Birmingham
- Coursework - 78%
- Practical examination - 12%
- Written examination - 10%
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||56 points||Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]|
|A level||CD||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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Clearing contact detailsApply Direct to UCB
0121 604 1040
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