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
- Events/festival manager
- Conference centre manager
- Marketing executive
- Digital marketer
- Tour manager
- Project manager
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- Event Business Environment
- Employability Enhancement
- Events Experience and Digital Design
- Leadership and Planning for Events
- Events Supply and Logistics
- Exploring the Events Industry
- Managing Event Hospitality
- Applied Management Research
- Event Project Management
- Live Events Creation and Development
- Essentials of Events Management
- Stadium and Arena Management
- Social Media in Festivals and Events
- Dynamics of Business Events
- Enterprise Start-up Studies
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%
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
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
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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