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Events Management Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Study Events Management at a top ten university (Complete University Guide 2019) and get a guaranteed work placement and overseas trip included.**

Event management is an exciting industry. You will need skills in creativity, team working and project planning to be successful. Our degree offers plenty of hands-on opportunities to develop these skills while organising a range of events as part of the course.

You’ll engage with the tourism and events industry throughout your studies. We work with a number of leading events organisations, offering you valuable work experience during your course. You'll also develop live event briefs for local and regional organisations. This provides experience in managing social media for events – a great opportunity to enhance your CV.

**Tourism and Events ranked 5th for student satisfaction and 7th overall out of 61 institutions delivering hospitality, leisure, rec and tourism.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:
BA (Hons) Events Management

Course content
During the course, you will learn through a combination of lectures, field trips, practical workshops, online debates and guest lectures. You'll engage with the tourism and events industry through a co-ordinated visit programme which includes a range of visitor attractions, hotels and events across the UK and overseas. You’ll learn how to plan, manage and run arts, cultural, sporting, entertainment, business and trade events, exhibitions and conferences.

A highlight of the course is our overseas residential study tour to a destination such as Barcelona or Iceland, which takes place in Year 2. We have relationships with a wide range of leading events organisations, which will help you to find valuable work experience. There is also the option of completing a placement year in industry before you start your third year.

In your third year, you’ll get to plan, develop and manage a live event, following your engagement with the events industry throughout your course. Past events have included a successful combination of arts, music and cultural events. The experience that you'll gain on this course will equip you with the skills to thrive in the growing and dynamic event industry.

There is also the option to undertake a Foundation Year before progressing onto the 3 year programme of study. This is designed to encourage non-standard entrants who may not meet the entry requirements to access the study of Events Management. The Foundation Year addresses not only the foundations of events management and business studies but also enables you to develop and enhance the skills needed to succeed in higher education. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students then progress onto the next 3 levels of study.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core * The Business of Events * Human Capital Management * Managing the Visitor Experience * Experiential Marketing * Management Accounting * Designing and Delivering Events * The Professional Toolkit

Year 2 Core * Consumer Behaviour * Exploring the Eventscape * Business Creation and Innovation * Social Media and Content Planning * Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning * The Event Professional

Year 3 Core * Customer Experience (CX) Strategy * Event Planning and Strategy * Change and Transformation * Contemporary Issues in Events * Measuring Success * The Event Knowledge Exchange Project

Assessment method

Teaching
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment
Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support
In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support
Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback
Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.


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 N820
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise
A level CCC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 96 points.
Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Access to HE Diploma Access 45 L3 Credits at Pass plus 15 L2/3 Credits at Achieved
Some courses require credits in specific subject areas.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 points
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Tarrif points from composite elements of IB
Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualificaiton.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Grade combinations below 96 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 96 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 96 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 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

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

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