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Fees and Funding

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Overview

The course is industry-inspired and forward-facing to meet industry needs. You will benefit from a mixture of theoretical input and practice to ensure the relevance of your studies to employability. This means you’ll develop solid business principles, alongside contemporary sector knowledge, and plenty of hands-on experience working in areas related to your field of study.  

We will encourage you to take a strategic approach to various sectors of the industries. This will enhance your understanding of the ever-changing business, economic and social demands placed on these complex industries.  

Employer engagement will be embedded throughout the course both in the delivery of the curriculum and participative activities including trips, workshops, guest speaker sessions and work experience. This will enhance your understanding of contemporary issues in the industry. Our reputation and East London base have helped us to develop valuable links to national and multinational organisations. These connections can provide opportunities for you to gain work experience and build your professional network. 

What makes this course different

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Industry Connections

Benefit from industry engagement in every module. Including guest speakers, site visits, placement opportunities, competitions, field trips and debates.

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Professional experience

Employer engagement is embedded throughout the course with a suite of placement opportunities and research projects such as a “Dragon's Den” assessment.

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Excellent London Location

Location Benefit from studying in one of the best locations in the world for events Management - enjoy fact-finding trips to some of the capital’s most iconic locations as part of the course, from the ExCel Centre to the Olympic Park.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

 

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HOW YOU'LL LEARN

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom have relevant experience within the events and hospitality industries. 

Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve 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, the library and Moodle.

Academic support
Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor/academic advisor
When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal academic advisor. This is the member of staff 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
Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

Your timetable
Your individualised timetable is normally available to students 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 25 students a year. In the classroom you will be taught in small groups of 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 works, 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. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL’s assessment and feedback policy.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Lisa Wyld

Lisa Wyld is Director of the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism.

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What we're researching

Our teaching team have years of experience in managing events, hospitality and sports. Many have worked in industry, so will share their stories and reveal what it takes to keep up in the fast-paced environment.  

Like our community of students, our lecturers come from a diverse range of backgrounds. We have experts in development studies, sociology, political science, marketing, arts and cultural studies. One thing they all have in common is their ability to inspire and share invaluable insights. 

Research is important to us too. We’ve worked with London City airport to explore the wellbeing of business travellers.  Lisa Wyld, Director of the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, researches areas related to events and hospitality, in contexts such as event design and theming, impacts of food and beverage on culture, event impacts, consumer behaviour and experiences as well as leadership challenges within these industries, as well as the links between industry and academia.

Dr Raoul Bianchi, Reader in International Tourism, has carried out research over many years on the international political economy of tourism, sustainable tourism and on questions of tourism citizenship and borders.

Dr Naz Ali, Senior Lecturer in Events and Leisure Management, investigates critical geographies related to global tourism, sport events tourism and matters of identity. 

Dr Henrik Linden, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Cultural Industries Management, explores fan cultures, arts audiences and the representation of places and destinations.

Birte Schmitz, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management, research interests lie within tourist behaviour, food tourism and rural tourism planning and development. 

Lynthon Musamadya, Senior Lecturer in Events and Hospitality Management, has an interest in strategic, operational and quality management issues and their impact on financial and revenue performance within the events, hospitality and tourism industries.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

The increasingly professionalised and globalised nature of hospitality, events and tourism industries mean that employers are looking for management/leadership graduates with an academically informed understanding of these sectors as well as the critical and analytical skills needed to reflect upon and solve a range of management-related problems.  Through a combination of academic rigour with practical engagement with innovative industry partners and applied research, this programme will equip you with the knowledge, strategic vision and competencies to take a leading role in your chosen workplace.


UEL is connected to a number of trade and professional associations whose membership comprises employers and operatives from across the hospitality sector. These include: 

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