COURSE OVERVIEW

Get hands-on experience of events management with this practical and exciting events management degree. Take the theory learnt in the classroom and immediately apply it to real-life events which you will develop, organise and deliver yourself – helping to ensure that you leave Solent University with a CV you can be proud of.

The events industry contributes £58.4 billion to the UK’s GDP and is the UK’s 16th biggest employer (UKEIS 2013). In July 2015, in recognition of the contribution that events make to the UK economy, the Prime Minister announced the creation of a specialised Events Industry Board. This board is tasked with furthering the interests of this increasingly important area.

Solent’s Event Management programme aims to help students position themselves as leaders in this growth sector, and helps ensure that they have enough knowledge to secure graduate roles once the course is complete.

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Key facts
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Fees: £9,250 (per annum)
  • Entry requirements: 48 UCAS points
  • English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 or above, or IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent.
  • Location: London and Birmingham
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
Key dates
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
  • Key facts
  • Key dates
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Fees: £9,250 (per annum)
  • Entry requirements: 48 UCAS points
  • English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 or above, or IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent.
  • Location: London and Birmingham
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
About The Course

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The BA (Hons) Events Management aims to develop your understanding of the changing nature of the events management business and specifically engages you with the ‘Events Management Body Of Knowledge’ (EMBOK) framework. This ensures what you are learning throughout the programme is industry relevant and beneficial for your future career prospects.

By investigating the events management industry using a range of secondary and primary sources, you will critically evaluate and challenge events management knowledge and concepts. On this programme, you will learn how to independently design, plan and execute responses to solve complex problems in events management, both abstract and practical.

With an emphasis on independent working, organisation and planning, the events management degree delivers skills which are broadly applicable to a wide range of roles and sectors.

BUSINESS SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Teamwork
  • Strong business and customer awareness
  • Problem-solving
  • Numeracy
  • IT
  • Project management
  • Research skills

A degree in events management is the ideal way for those who are new to the world of event management to learn the industry from the ground up. You will graduate having developed a portfolio of professional events and a range of transferable business skills.

This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and Solent University. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.

You’ll be taught using a range of teaching methods that include lectures, seminars and workshops, totalling 9-12 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours per week.

You will have access to Solent’s virtual learning environment that provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

Assessments are based on coursework, presentations and exams.

 

EVENING AND WEEKEND STUDY

One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends.

This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life.

To study this programme, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 48 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.
  • GCSE Mathematics at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C). Alternatively, applicants can sit QA Higher Education Maths test.
  • We will consider mature students who haven’t recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • GCSE English at Grade 4 or above (previously grade C)
  • IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent. (Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test.)

All units are core and are worth 20 credits, unless specified.

FOUNDATION YEAR YEAR 1
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Organisations
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues Project
  • Introduction to Events Management (40 credits)
  • Leisure Marketing (Tourism and Events)
  • Tourism and Events Business Practice
  • Event and Activity Safety Operations
  • Professional Practice for Tourism and Events
YEAR 2 YEAR 3
  • Applied Events Management (40 credits)
  • Managing Service Operations
  • Work-Based Professional Studies
  • Tourism and Events Research Skills
  • Customer Services for Air Travel, Tourism and Events
  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management
  • Business Start-up
  • International Marketing for Tourism and Travel
  • Strategy for Management and Marketing
  • Dissertation for Leisure Services (Tourism and Events) or Leisure Consultancy Project (40 credits)

The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2019/20. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.

TUITION FEES 2019/20

  • £9,250 per annum

Your tuition fees cover the cost of teaching, access to resources at our Centres, registration costs, and Student Support Services. They do not include the cost of course books, stationery and photocopying/printing costs, accommodation, living costs, travel, hobbies, sports or other leisure activities.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

In addition to the tuition fees, you should be prepared to buy some of the course texts which are around £30 each. This would average around £200 per annum.

The events management course opens up a wide range of career paths, from in-house corporate events and PR through agency and consultancy positions. You’ll have the potential to work on a huge range of events, adapting to the very different challenges of charitable fundraising, corporate meetings, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and public events.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Events management
  • Sales and marketing management
  • Sport events promotion
  • Charitable fundraising
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Running your own events company

Students have gone on to various jobs within the industry including event organiser and fundraiser at a national charity, director of a marquees and events company, events manager at a local hotel, events assistant at Senate Grand Prix racing, manager/owner of a local nightclub, events co-ordinator at JUMP and events manager at Revolution.

Birmingham Centre

5th Floor Centre City
5-7 Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4UA

London Centre**

St James’ House
10 Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TF

** Please note: classes and teaching for this programme may be delivered from an alternative QA Higher Education centre in Central London. A full list of Central London locations is available on our website at qahighereducation.com/locations. All teaching locations are easily accessible via tube, rail and bus networks. Our team will contact you with any changes to teaching locations at the earliest possible opportunity.

READY TO APPLY?

If you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form in the links below and provide any required supporting documents. We will assess your application and provide you with a response. If you experience any issues, please contact home.admissions@qa.com

APPLY FOR LONDON – JUNE 2020

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If you have any questions regarding this programme, entry requirements, or studying with us, contact us using the form below.

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