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Events Management

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-30

To include Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


104-120 points from Irish Leaving Certificate English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Any subject considered.

Considered in combination.

104-120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels

Considered in combination.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Event management

The BSc (Hons) Events Management degree offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become employable and effective Event Managers who can operate worldwide in this exciting industry. This programme is characterised by a balance of knowledge with analytical and vocational skills.

The course is structured so that students can build their expertise year on year, with a solid grounding in events and business management in the first year. In the first year, students further deepen their knowledge and understanding of the international event industry. The skills necessary for research, creative thinking and presenting findings professionally, both orally and in writing, are also further developed. In the second year, modules build upon the knowledge gained and students are encouraged to consider ideas and information from a more critical perspective, they are also expected to be able to apply knowledge to different scenarios. The practical skills taught challenge students to plan, deliver and evaluate their performance as event managers. By the time students commence their final year they will be sufficiently prepared to work autonomously with external organisations, able to explore ideas critically, and conduct research competently with high levels of analytical and problem-solving skills.

Throughout the course, students are introduced to events in the public, private and voluntary sectors from a range of international perspectives. Skills, knowledge and practical insight will be provided through lectures, a wide range of different and challenging assignments, guest speakers and field trips. Practical experience is vital and opportunities to work on live event projects are provided.

Having gained a set of very desirable transferable skills, graduates from our events programme not only gain employment within the diverse events industry but have also progressed to project management, marketing, hospitality, tourism, destination management and roles in the heritage sector.

All undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated within them a CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing; real world problem-based learning; or embedded direct employer activity. We do this because we know it is key to student academic and graduate success.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
med
Event management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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