Events Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Whether you dream of managing major sports events, festivals and exhibitions or working in wedding planning and incentive travel, the events sector is full of exciting opportunities. Managing events is big business too, with the industry estimated to be worth over £70 billion in the UK alone. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Events Management foundation degree will help you develop the skills to become an innovative leader who can build exceptional, unforgettable event experiences. From studying events planning, marketing and design to financial management and risk and crisis management, you will gain in-depth knowledge to build a comprehensive platform for your future career. One of the highlights of our course is a 12-month paid work placement, with our past students having worked in Brussels, Prague and Hong Kong. You will also take part in a wide variety of residential trips and have the chance to prove your practical skills by planning and managing your own ‘live’ event using Cvent, the world’s number one specialist event management software. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Work placement – Gain extensive first-hand experience of the events industry on a paid 12-month work placement, with opportunities in the UK and abroad
  • Residential visits – Enjoy a full programme of trips with essential costs covered by the University – past destinations have included York, Windsor, Barcelona, Milan and New York
  • Enrichment – Gain new skills studying in our Digital Creative Studio, work with local charities and hear from industry speakers – recent guests include Arena Birmingham and Weston Park Foundation
  • Industry approved – Complete our course and get a Level 5 award in Leadership (subject to payment of an additional fee), with CMI membership throughout your studies
  • Additional qualifications – Boost your CV with further training such as BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders and the Cvent Professional Events Management Certificate
FACILITIES Our Digital Creative Studio features state-of-the-art facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as a creative media and design lab with graphics tablets, high-spec computers and industry-standard media technology including Adobe Creative Cloud software. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and Institute of Hospitality. We are also a member of various industry associations including EVCOM, MIA, AEME and NOEA. PLACEMENTS Our course features a 12-month paid placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. (There is also the option to study the course without the placement.) Employers we have worked with include Maxin Prague, Brussels Marriott Grand Place, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Nivea (Hamburg), Accenture (Amsterdam), Nike (France), BI Worldwide, Hilton Metropole, Intu Properties and Air BnB. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Events/festival manager
  • Conference centre manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Digital marketer
  • Tour manager
  • Project manager
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Event Business Environment
  • Employability Enhancement
  • Events Experience and Digital Design
  • Leadership and Planning for Events
  • Events Supply and Logistics
  • Exploring the Events Industry
YEAR 2 Work Placement YEAR 2/3
  • Managing Event Hospitality
  • Applied Management Research
  • Event Project Management
  • Live Events Creation and Development
  • Essentials of Events Management
Plus one option from:
  • Stadium and Arena Management
  • Social Media in Festivals and Events
  • Dynamics of Business Events
  • Enterprise Start-up Studies
- Training and Development Skills for Managers

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

  • Coursework – 78%
  • Practical examination – 12%
  • Written examination – 10%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Management Institute

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/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 TestBA/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

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Events Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS