Events Management BA (Hons)

This course is in clearing

Overview

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Degree

UCAS code: N802 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Events Management, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Events Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Events Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: N809 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Events Management, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Events Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

90% Employment

90% of our graduates go onto employment or further education (DLHE, 2016/2017)

Make the most of London

You’ll be studying in one of the best locations in the world for the events management business, and you’ll enjoy fact-finding trips to some of the capital’s most iconic places.

Professional experience

Study work-based projects, learn from guest speakers, visit exciting events organisations throughout the capital and build your professional portfolio.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality

The course is designed with your career in mind; it is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and you'll benefit from placements and guest lectures held with industry leaders across the capital.

Course modules

The first year is focused on building key skills in events management while cementing the basics of good business, such as people management and marketing.

In the second year, you will study core modules that cover different practical aspects of event planning, including design and theming, finance, law and leadership. You will have the chance to choose from several optional modules that allow you to focus on themes such as e-business, destination marketing, social media or food and beverage management. You will also have the option of undertaking a work-based project that takes the form of a real internship at an events organisation.

The third year is the overseas placement year for international events students or the final year for those taking the core BA degree programme. You will focus on an individual research project, consultancy project or enterprise project (for events entrepreneurship students). This will give you the chance to apply your skills to a practical project of your choice. You will study core modules covering innovation and enterprise, conferences, sports and event tourism, and event contracts with further optional modules to choose from.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

The course covers a wide range of topics that are essential for a career in events management. We will also cover broader themes in business management that will root your understanding of events in the wider business environment. This will help you to remain flexible in the job market and contribute more to your employer.

Industry links

Our Institute of Events, Hospitality and Tourism has links with a range of corporate bodies and entrepreneurs in the events and hospitality industry.

Graduate employers

The course is designed with your career in mind; it is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and you'll benefit from placements and guest lectures held with industry leaders across the capital.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include events planner, events manager, project manager or entrepreneur.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

You could do further study with us by doing one of the following courses:

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. 

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Academic support

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. We also provide support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Workload

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 40 - 50 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students.

In workshops, you will be taught in groups of 12 - 15 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

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I loved my time at UEL, the university promotes an inclusive environment with a wide range of opportunities for all. The lecturing is excellent, and the support offered helped me achieve a first."

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