Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business with Events Management [with Foundation Year]

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Course summary

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Please note this replaces BSc (Hons) Events Management [with Foundation Year]. You want to make things happen. You’re driven by the creative energy of live events and want to play a major part in managing them. Our full-time Business with Events degree course offers a mix of real-life event work, essential business knowledge, and active learning in teams. Our strong industry links mean you’ll have opportunities to help run established events in Cambridge – and there’s the option to take a placement year for extra work experience. You are a motivated and creative go-getter, and you see things through until the end. But you know that being a successful events manager takes more than big ideas. We will show you the backstage of the dazzling events industry; from the organisation and operations, through considering environmental impact, to execution and solving last-minute problems by thinking on your feet - you will learn the aspects that an audience wouldn’t see. Some people learn on the job. But you want skills that set you apart. You need business acumen to complement your vision, and our course incorporates the practicality and experience - as well as the fun part - that you’ll need to start a career in events. This rewarding career and unlike any other industry. It has a “work hard, play hard” attitude, and that means you need to be ready when jumping in. Our programme balances all the components of the essential toolkit you’ll use from your very first job onwards. You will get a 360° experience; gaining the core business knowledge through modules such as marketing and accounting, learning project management and translating it onto practical work experience, and learning critical thinking as well as coming up with real life solutions to contemporary industry problems – skills and approach that’s desired by modern employers. After this course, you can be a top events and marketing manager, a desired wedding planner, skilled PR executive, or an adept event organiser. The choice is yours, and by studying events management with us, you will benefit from a supported exploration that’s unique to the university environment. That safe space to work out which path is right for you means you’ll be a step ahead when looking for a job. You will study among energetic, like-minded students sharing your passion and drive to succeed. You will learn the theory and how it translates into this one-of-a-kind industry, while utilising your sociable “people’s person” personality. In events, you will work with a wide variety of people and personalities; our active learning approach will prepare you for this and teach you a hands-on approach, giving you the freedom to challenge and explore new ideas. You will address real issues and analyse past events, such as 2016 Rio Olympics, while working with your team.

Course details


Level 3 (foundation year) Foundation in Business Level 4 modules Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management Global Business Environment and International Strategy Business Law Digital Business and Principles of Marketing Organisational Behaviour Level 5 modules The Entrepreneurial Journey Project Management and Implementation Principles of Events Management Specialist Events Planning Level 6 modules Strategic Management Sustainability and Responsible Business Sustainable Events Management Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

You can expect an eclectic mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. This is reflected in two live project modules (year 2 and year 3), whereby the final major project will involve the delivery of a local/regional event external to the university, that draws upon intellectual knowledge gained, understanding of theory, policy and major practice, and a short report linking the project with course outcomes to consolidate all learning outcomes required as part of the successful completion of the degree. All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learning from modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete the course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Business with Events Management [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS