Events Management, BA Hons

Events Management, BA Hons

This programme produces graduates with an entrepreneurial approach to events management who will be confident, creative managers and researchers in the field. You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to plan, design, deliver and evaluate events. Areas covered include event operations, marketing, human resource management, event design, health and safety, business management, enterprise and strategy, event finance and event production.

You will gain an understanding of the global events industry and be able to develop your career as an event professional. This degree will give you experience and knowledge in project management, sales and pitching, design, production and event co-ordination. Due to the high level of transferable skills and specialist knowledge taught, graduates will be employable in a wide variety of exciting industries. You will also be confident in launching your own event-focussed or other small business enterprise. Students have the option to complete a placement year and to participate in the Erasmus overseas exchange programme. We are proud to say our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism programmes were ranked 2nd in London by the Complete University Guide 2016.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop the specialist skills you require for a career in events management
  • To develop practical, transferable skills in time management, research and information retrieval, the presentation of information and communication, team work and communication in print and digital forms.

UCAS code

N820 G BA/EMgt

Department

Marketing, Events & Tourism

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or equivalent qualification.

PLUS GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or equivalent qualifications.

* Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is available for qualified applicants.

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS of 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Assessment

Students are assessed though portfolios, examinations, reports, essays, group presentations, live events, dissertation and consultancy reports.

Career options

Graduates are equipped for careers as event managers, festival organisers, experience designers, wedding planners, sports event operations managers, conferences, meetings and exhibitions planners, events entrepreneurs, cultural and local event executives, charity events coordinators, marketing, tourism and PR careers.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Events Management

A major growth area, with career options across public, private and voluntary sectors. Conferences, sporting events or live gigs - corporate and creative, we cover everything you'll need to know about this vibrant, fast-moving business.

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"Within the Business School of the University of Greenwich, on a daily basis we are given opportunities via e-mails from our tutors and our lecturers to enable us to access the industry."

Daniel Hall
Events Management, BA Hons

"Life at University of Greenwich was inspiring, and taught me more than just what I learnt in lectures. There were always opportunities and experiences to get involved with."

Emily Talbot      
BA Hons Events Management Graduate

"What I enjoy most about the events management programme is that it covers all aspects of what you have to do within events. Some people think that you just organise the party but it is not just that, it is including budgets, the planning process and it covers everything including a theoretical background.

"The lecturers at this university are brilliant. We are lucky enough to have people who come in from the industry, most of our lecturers are in events management and some actually have their own companies. So when they come in they are very passionate about what they do and it helps us with the learning."

Alexandra Sinclair-WattsEvents Management, BA Hons

Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.

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