Awarded by: University of Birmingham
Events management is a rapidly-growing and exciting sector offering huge potential for graduates, and demand is high for managers with robust communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the 'wow' factor. On UCB's Events Management Top-up course, you'll develop a varied management skill set to give you the platform you need to launch your career in a great variety of areas within the industry. Our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions.
The course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body. If you successfully complete this course, you will be eligible for an Award in Leadership and Management from CMI. You also gain CMI membership for the duration of your course which allows you access to a wide range of additional CMI learning resources to further support your studies, more information can be found here.
Who’s the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is interested in working in a variety of fields within the events industry, including sporting events, festivals, wedding planning, meetings, exhibitions and incentive travel.
Why should I study the course?
By taking this top-up course, you will continue to develop your academic and practical skills in preparation for a successful career within the events management industry.
As part of your studies, you will travel to a European destination for a residential visit, giving you the chance to conduct primary research in hospitality and tourism within an international environment.
Great. Tell me some more
Our top-up course draws on the contemporary and future events environment with an emphasis on the changing nature of the events industry, including a focus on the management of large scale mega-events, festivals and tourism.
Thanks to the close working relationships UCB has developed throughout the events sector over the years, you will be able to supplement your studies with real work experience in the field, greatly enhancing your CV for prospective employers. Our highly experienced hired@UCB employability team will support you in finding opportunities for work.
What skills will I gain?
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the events sector and the processes involved in creating a successful event.
You will learn how to oversee a live event and build upon your knowledge of events systems and project management, as well as learning how to handle crisis situations and environmental turbulence.
You will be taught how to manage large scale events, such as conferences, concerts, product launches, festivals and carnivals.
Through our range of optional modules, you will be able to develop your understanding of financial and human resources strategies, learn more about global marketing and 'dark tourism', or even enhance your employability with a study of modern languages.
What about the future?
With proven managerial skills, drive and leadership, you will be able to progress quickly after completing this course. Potential career options include working in:
Convention and exhibition centres
Festivals and cultural events
Events management companies
You can also seek a position as an events manager in any number of other areas such as corporate businesses, museums, leisure centres and hotel resorts, with an expanding scope of employment pathways.
You will also have the opportunity to progress onto postgraduate level study, including courses at UCB such as MSc/PGDip Global Meetings and Events Management or MA/PGDip Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
9 September 2019
Plus one option from:
Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers, and in a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:
You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week of your own study time in preparation for lectures and preparing for and completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.
You will attend one day per week. The timetable is made up of one module per semester with a total of three semesters in total. The research module is started in semester one and completed in semester three.
You will need to apportion approximately 10 hours per week outside of the timetabled hours. Some weeks the amount of time you need for personal study will increase, especially when completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.
The following assessment criteria applies to both the full and part-time route and is designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, with a variety of assessment methods used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including live project work and industry based assignments.
An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:
Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
The following entry points are available for this course:
- **Transferring from another university** At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. - **What do I need to do?** To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> **https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply** Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
Applicants must have a relevant HND with a Merit profile or a foundation degree with 240 credits.
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Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/top-up/hospitality-tourism-and-events/events-management-ba-(hons)-top-up.aspx
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
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