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BA (Hons) Events Management

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Events, Hospitality and Tourism

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

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, above all, creativity.

Our BA Events Management degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in a vibrant industry that contributes an estimated £36 billion to the UK economy.

At UEL you’ll be learning just a few miles from some of the capital’s most famous venues – including the Excel Centre, O2 Arena and the Olympic stadium – and learning in London gives you access to some of the most exciting cultural pioneers in the world. Take a look at our own guide to East London to see what's nearby!

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.

You’ll have a choice to study the core BA, or one of two targeted pathways – International Events and Event Entrepreneur – that allow you to focus on global events management or entrepreneurship in the events industry.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

N802

 CHME

IOH

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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90%

Employment

90% of our graduates go in 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 locations as part of the course, from the ExCel Centre to the Olympic Park.

Professional experience

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

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Amie Murphy

Events Management BA (Hons)

The course gave me a great understanding of, not only the nuts and bolts of the industry through subjects such as accounting, finance and marketing, but also the opportunity to develop the practical skills of planning and delivering an event. I found opportunities events work at some of London's most iconic venues and events including a Manager role at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. My lecturer also secured myself and some colleagues the opportunity to work at New York Fashion Week. Something I will never forget!

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

What you'll learn

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

Pathways
During your degree you may choose to study one of the following pathways:
BA (Hons) Event Management
BA (Hons) International Event Management
BA (Hons) Event Entrepreneur

The first and second years are the same for all pathways and you’ll be able to choose your specialism after completing the second year. If you choose the International Events pathway, you will study for an extra year, taking a year-long placement at one of our overseas partners after the second year. If you opt to study the core BA you will go straight into your final year and choose between a Research Project or Consultancy Project. Opting to take the Event Entrepreneur pathway will ensure you study the Enterprise Project module, giving you practical training in establishing and running your own events business.

Course structure
The first year is focused on building your 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 also have the chance to choose from a number of 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 or Events Entrepreneur pathways. In this year you will focus on an individual Research Project, Consultancy Project or Enterprise Project (for Event Entrepreneur students), giving you the chance to apply your skills to a practical project of your choice. You will also study core modules covering innovation and enterprise, conferences, sports and event tourism, and event contracts with further optional modules to choose from.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Key Skills in Event Organisations (Keystone)
  • People, Organisations and Management
  • Service Sector Marketing: Principles and Practices
  • The Business Environment for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Principles of Event Theming and Design
  • Finance for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Law for Live Events
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Service Sector
  • Research Methods
  • Understanding Tourism, Hospitality and Event Experiences
  • E-Business and Web Design (option)
  • Managing the Impacts and Implications of Events (option)
  • Destination Marketing (option)
  • Social Media Communications in the Service Sector (option)
  • Celebration, Ritual and Culture in the Events Industry (option)
  • Work based project via student internship (option)
  • Food and Beverage Management (option)
  • Hospitality Management and Service Delivery (option)
If you choose to study the International pathway, you’ll be able to take a year-long placement between years 2 and 3 at one of our partner institutions in countries including USA, South America and Asia.

The placement year can be invaluable in exposing you to real-world practice and giving you the chance to apply the skills you’ve developed in your first two years. Students also find the experience personally rewarding through exposure to new cultures and the chance to meet new people. A placement abroad is also a fantastic indicator to future employers that you are proactive and open to new challenges, as well as demonstrating that you have gained practical experience during your degree.
  • Research Project OR Consultancy Project OR Enterprise Project (Capstone)
  • Innovation and Enterprise in the Service Sector
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE)
  • Sport and Event Tourism
  • Winning Event Contracts
  • Visual Merchandising and Psychology (option)
  • Niche Tourism (option)
  • Food, Society and Culture (option)
  • Financial and Revenue Management (option)

How you'll be assessed

Assessment will be based on practical and vocational skills as well theoretical knowledge. As a result you will be assessed through a variety of methods, ensuring different aspects of your skill set are acknowledged and rewarded – these methods include; coursework, essays, examinations, industry-related practice, presentations, project work, practical reports, portfolio development and group work.

The variety of assessment techniques also ensures you are exposed to different ways of working that will be useful in your future career; keeping a portfolio and working on projects are natural ways of working in industry that will be encouraged during your studies.

Course Specification

How you'll learn

We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We’re an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that. Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. As well as traditional seminars and lectures, you’ll have the chance to go on field trips across London, learn from guest speakers and gain useful, practical experience.

Ultimately, events management should be fun and give you the chance to express your creative ideas in a professional environment – we want your student experience to be as great as your future customers’ will be. 

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.

You’ll be able to visit iconic venues such as the Olympic stadium, Kensington Palace, the O2 Arena and many others to build your practical knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of the event professional’s role.

And when you’re not observing professionals in action, we’ll be bringing them to you with a programme of regular guest speakers who will keep you informed and inspire you for the career that lies ahead of you.

Your future career

The event industry is thriving. Social events like music festivals, pop-up shops and street food markets have never been more popular, while formal gatherings like weddings, conferences and congregations will always be in demand.

The service sector is the largest sector in the world’s economy and short of good quality managers – exactly the skills gap that this course is designed to fill The course will give you the skills and experience you need to implement large-scale events, while giving you the industry contacts and guidance that will help you make the first step into a rewarding career.

The course’s International Events pathway gives you an opportunity to experience events management overseas and spend an entire year on placement, equipping you for an international-facing role. Alternatively, the Event Entrepreneur pathway includes an ‘Enterprise Project’ module that will give you experience in establishing and developing your own business ideas.

Whichever path you take, this accredited course will thoroughly prepare you for a challenging role in a competitive industry. We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes and full-time employment, combining careers advice with practical training in interview technique and CV writing.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London

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