University College Birmingham

Events Management University College Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Birmingham

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Course snapshot

Our Events Management degree, accredited by University of Birmingham, will open the door to an exciting and rewarding career the highly creative and varied events management industry. There are opportunities in the private, public and voluntary sectors and you could be part of organising anything from a VIP charity dinner or product launch to music festivals or mega sporting events like the Olympics.

Additionally, the course is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body. If you successfully complete the Events Management Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Degree, you will be eligible for a Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management from the 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 for students who want to have their finger on the pulse of a constantly evolving market place. You will love keeping pace with new technologies and trends. Our degree will equip you with the management skills and practical experience you need to succeed in this demanding sector.

Why should I study the course?

Employers are seeking graduates with strong communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the “wow” factor at events – and that is just what our degree aims to equip you with. This course will develop your appreciation of events planning, financial management, project management, marketing and risk management. We will give you the platform to launch your career.

Great. Tell me some more

Managing events is exciting and the potential for graduates is considerable. Opportunities are varied and can lead to careers in sub sectors of the industry such as meetings and exhibitions; sporting events; festivals; wedding planning; and incentive travel. You will be ideally placed to make the most of exciting opportunities because Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s thriving exhibition and events industry. The city is home to the NEC, the NIA, Symphony Hall and the International Convention Centre, which all host a vast range of events, concerts and conferences. With UCB’s extensive network of contact throughout the industry, you will gain valuable experience from field trips, live projects and through the planning of a live event in Year 2.

What skills will I gain?

You will receive a comprehensive understanding of the events management sector and the processes involved in creating a successful event. You will be given detailed information about events systems, project management and how to oversee a live event.

You will be taught how to manage large-scale events such as conferences, concerts, product launches, festivals and carnivals – and encouraged to develop a specialism that relates to your future career. You will go on residential visits in your first two years of study, and visit a European destination in your final year.

You could also choose to give yourself the employment edge by learning a language for free.

What about the future?

Events Management graduates with proven managerial skills, drive and leadership can progress quickly. Graduates can pursue careers in:

  • Events management companies

  • Convention and exhibition centres

  • Festivals and cultural events

  • Sporting events

  • Charity promotion and fundraisers

Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BA (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

Course details

Modules

Year 1

  • Event Studies
  • Event Business Environment
  • Event Design
  • Managing Activities and People
  • Planning for Events
  • Support Services for Events
  • The Events Industry

Year 2

  • Events Finance
  • Event Hospitality Management
  • Events Marketing
  • Research Principles
  • Project Management for Events
  • Live Events Project

Plus one option from:

  • Dynamics of Business Events
  • Training and Development Skills for Managers
  • Creative Business Enterprise
  • Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate)
  • Professional Events Practice
  • Stadium and Arena Management
  • Social Media in Tourism

Work Placement (optional 48-week placement)

Assessment method

Teaching

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:

  • Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures
  • Smaller group teaching - 3 hours of teaching in smaller groups discussing topics relevant to the modules. This will also include computer-based activities
  • Tutorials - 3 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
  • Subject advice sessions - 2 hours per week
  • Field trips and visits - An average of 25 hours each year

Individual study

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.

Students who study Professional Events Practice in years 1 and 2 are expected to accumulate, on average, 8 hours of work experience per week (360 hours).

Assessment

Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, so a variety of assessment methods are 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:

  • Coursework - 76%
  • Practical Assessment - 13%
  • Written Examination - 11%

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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Management Institute

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N821
Institution code B35
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

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.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://public.dataharvesting.com/ucb/io/aps/1255/v1/index.php Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their course mapped for entry and the conditions of entry will be stated on UCAS track. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form, particularly your personal statement, reference and the qualifications you have taken or are in the process of taking. In most cases, a decision to make an offer can be based on this information alone, however we may need to make further enquiries, particularly relating to your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 points Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email admissions@ucb.ac.uk.
A level CD UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact admissions@ucb.ac.uk 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

Test Grade Additional details
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

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2019/20, 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 or EU 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/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx. 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

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

UCB Admissions

0121 604 1040

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.


Course contact details

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UG Domestic Home and EU Admissions

0121 604 1040


International Admissions

0121 232 4447