UCEN Manchester

Events Management UCEN Manchester Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University


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Do you want to develop the knowledge and skills to be part of the vibrant events industry that is worth around £40 billion annually? This Foundation Degree will put you on the right path.

You can enjoy the advantages of studying within the thriving Events industry within Greater Manchester, investigating the dynamic and innovative area of live events, an industry that supports a diverse range of businesses and associations.

Exploring both strategic and operational aspects of the industry, you will cover a range of subjects that will equip you with the skills and attributes needed for working in the industry. Taking on the role of events manager, students on the programme develop the knowledge needed to plan, manage and execute all types of indoor and outdoor events - from conferences and exhibitions to festivals and sporting events.

Your experience is enhanced by industry relevant lectures, visits from guest speakers and industry visits. Undertaking work experience in a relevant environment is an integral part of this course, enabling you to expand your knowledge of the industry and develop transferable practical skills in a real-life environment.

Opportunities to work on live projects within the events industry are also embedded throughout the course. Previous students have worked on events with a range of organisations including The Annual Hotel Conference, The Hilton Deansgate Hotel and The Kamla Foundation.

Manchester boasts a wealth of opportunities, not only for learning and career development, but also hosts an impressive range of events and has exciting attractions, shopping and nightlife to enhance your student experience, start yours here with us!

The aims of the FDA Event Management foundation degree are to:

• Examine, appreciate and evaluate the academic nature of the subject.
• Examine, evaluate and simulate the vocational dimension of the subject with a view to maximising employability.
• Analyse and evaluate the environmental context of the event industry in particular its need for responsible and sustainable management.
• Develop the relevant and industry specific key skills needed to manage events in a range of contexts that include leisure, tourism and sport
• Explore the nature of the research process in an academic and industrial context and develop the business skills and knowledge needed for event management.

Course details


• Exploring the events industry
• Introduction to marketing
• Designing creative events
• Events production
• Legal issues in event planning
• Introduction to finance
• Special events & festivals
• Business tourism events
• Live events management
• Research methods
• Management practices for industry
• Digital Events Operations Management

Assessment method

Completing project-based briefs, you will be assessed in a number of different ways on this degree, focusing on both practical sessions and theoretical work. These methods will include:

• Reports
• Learning journals
• Presentations
• Essays
• Peer assessments
• Portfolios
• Exams.

You will be required to complete study hours within college and self-directed study.

You will also be expected to develop your skills in work based roles and will need to complete work experience throughout level 4 and level 5.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 M10
Campus name Fielden Campus
Campus code F

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

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points In a relevant level 3 qualification required

GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/level 4

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be invited to attend an interview and may be asked to provide examples or complete a piece of written work

There is availability for Skype interviews for overseas/applicants who have to travel

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. You will be required to contribute to field visits throughout level 4 and level 5, including an overseas residential in year 2.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

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