Hospitality with Events Management University College Birmingham


Awarded by: University of Birmingham

  • Course snapshot

Our Hospitality with Events Management degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will provide you with the industry know-how to develop a career in hospitality with a specific focus on event hospitality.

  • Who’s the course for?

The course will appeal to students who are keen to develop key hospitality management skills, coupled with a complementary awareness of events provision and management.

  • Why should I study the course?

Birmingham hosts a vibrant hospitality and events industry and is home to the NEC, the NIA, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall, which host an array of festivals, concerts and conventions. With our network of contacts in the local area, across the UK and overseas, our work placement team will assist you in securing a placement that matches your career aspirations and boosts your skills.

  • Great. Tell me some more

You will get a broad overview of the hospitality industry and look in detail at how different venues manage operations and stage events. You will have the opportunity to undertake a 12-month placement to develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality and events environment first-hand.

As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter.

  • What skills will I gain?

You will get managerial experience by having the opportunity to plan and run your own hospitality event – overseeing all the elements from marketing and publicity to catering, staffing, finance and operations.

A choice of optional modules will allow you to develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career, such as Digital Marketing Management, Festivals and Event Tourism, and International Marketing.

You will choose an area of the industry that interests you as the focus of your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and your future employability.

You can also give yourself the employment edge and learn a language for free.

  • What about the future?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, including working in the catering, conference and restaurant sectors. Graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality business.

You will enable you to pursue a career in:

  • Hotel management

  • Business centre management

  • Conference and exhibition venues

  • Specialist event organisation

  • Accommodation management

There is also the option of progressing to postgraduate study.

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