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Events Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Points from QAA accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma.

112 UCAS Points

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Event management

From a birthday party to a music festival or a product launch to the World Cup final, memorable events make life special and take planning, skill and effort.

Our BA Events Management degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in an industry that contributes an estimated £36 billion to the UK economy. And you’ll be learning just a few miles from some of the capital’s most famous venues, including the O2 Arena and the Olympic stadium.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical side of event planning, development and management, and this will be backed up by site visits to gain a practical understanding of how to run events.

You’ll learn about the business principles underpinning the industry, with modules that cover marketing, finance and the law, as well as people and resource management.

Modules

This course will provide a thorough grounding in business concepts, service marketing and management. Everything you learn on the course is designed to have practical value throughout your career.
Throughout the course you’ll learn about the financial and legal aspects of events management. You'll also have the opportunity to focus on specific topics and skills, including sporting, cultural, arts and heritage events and project management.
You’ll analyse and discuss current and emerging issues in events management and critically evaluate how various theories apply to the practical business of running a successful event.
By the end of the course you’ll be well placed to gain employment in the industry at home or abroad.

Assessment methods

When you begin this course you’ll join a cosmopolitan community of students in small classes to learn the fundamentals of the subject through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops.
In addition to formal teaching time, you’ll be expected to put in independent study to enhance your learning, supported by our online digital materials, handbooks, notes and other resources.
You’ll also take part in debates and, of course, attend lots of events to see first-hand how professional event managers operate.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,740
per year
International
£13,740
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

Royal Docks School of Business and Law

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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.

78%
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

88%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
E

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.

£19,200
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Welfare and housing 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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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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