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Events Management

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE •English language or literature at grade C or 4 •Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

96

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: CCC at A Level MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies We also expect you to demonstrate through your personal statement an interest in and awareness of events management or closely related disciplines or some level of practical experience.

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

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**

*Collaborate with real events professionals and organisations
*Have guaranteed work experience opportunities in every year
*Produce a live event experience in your final year of study
*Learn from our research active tutors with years of experience in the industry
*Enhance your career potential with additional industry certification, networking and study abroad opportunities.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You develop your skills through a combination of seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. International and national field trips, site visits and work with external organisations enhance your engagement and understanding of the complexities and challenges of operating in the international events industry.

Other methods used include
*live events
*guest speakers
*problem solving exercises
*case studies
*individual and group presentations
*directed learning activities

This course includes two externally accredited (industry recognised) qualifications: the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and the IOSH Managing Events Safely award. Both enhance your employability and are included for free.

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Through our strong relationships with employers we can help you to secure a valuable placement opportunity and support you whilst you're there. We have a team of staff and tutors who will support you to find the placement that suits your ambitions.

Alternatively, you have the opportunity to apply to complete the Learning in the Workplace semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in three rather than four years. By successfully completing this experience, you will be able to obtain 'placement' in your degree title and enter directly into the final year of studies.

**Live projects**

Activity-based learning is used throughout the course to develop key skills, culminating in the final year where you will design, plan, market and deliver an event, either for a local charity or a business client, using all of the skills, knowledge and experience gained throughout the course.

Throughout the course, our links with local and national event organisers mean that you will be able to undertake work experience in a variety of event sectors. Previous work experience has been offered from the Glastonbury Festival, Welcome to Yorkshire, O2 Academy Sheffield, Tramlines Festival, The Great North Run, Cancer Research UK and Sheffield United.

**Networking opportunities**

Our links with industry mean you will be able to engage with a wide range of guest speakers from across the events industry. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green of the London 2012 organising committee (LOCOG), Simon Graveling of Athens 2004, London 2012 and Sochi 2014, David Jamilly of Theme Traders, and Jon Hughes from KPMG.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Academic And Professional Skills 20
Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20
Marketing Communications 20
Principles Of Event Management 20
The International Event Industry 20

Elective modules
Foreign Language 20
The Eventscape 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Academic Research Skills 20
Applied Event Operations 20
Event Law And Risk Management 20
People And Organisations In Context 20

Elective modules
Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20
Foreign Language 20
Managing Exhibitions, Business And Corporate Events 20
Managing Festivals And Outdoor Events 20
Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20
Managing The Experiential Campaign 20
Managing Weddings And Personal Events 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year

Final year
Compulsory modules
Research Project 20
Strategic Event Design 20
Strategic Management For Events 20
The Live Event Experience 40
Elective modules
Events As Marketing And Strategy 20
Foreign Language 20
Learning Through Mega And Major Events 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam
Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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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.

81%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

73%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

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.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other associate 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.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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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