Event Management BA Hons
Institution Code H36
BA (Hons) Event Management and Hospitality
BA (Hons) Event Management
Course Code BSEVMGT
More about the course
This is a new course designed to give you the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to enter a career in event management.
The events industry has grown rapidly in the last decade, and the value of events as an 'experience' is increasingly recognised in a variety of industry settings, from the arts, heritage, music, fashion, film and theatre to sports and tourism, and both nationally and internationally. Indeed, the industry is seen by many destinations as of considerable importance economically, to which events, such as the Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury, the Olympics and World Cup bear testimony.
The course provides you with the industry knowledge and skills to work successfully in event management. In particular, it enables you to focus through a live project on a particular area of interest.
It also utilises guest speakers and field visits to enrich the learning experience. We have good links with the industry, and event managers in the areas or sport, tourism, arts and theatre are frequent guest speakers.
The first year gives you a business underpinning, insights into the industry and public relations, and relevant skills, such as working with media, and managing hospitality services.
The second year builds upon this foundation, and includes legal aspects, entrepreneurship, and managing people, customers and the media.
The final year takes a strategic approach, looking particularly at managing risk and uncertainty and managing media and communications.
To further enhance your job prospects in such an international industry, we also offer you the opportunity to take a language.
Between the second and final years, you can elect to take an optional work placement in the events industry, or you can study abroad, and possibly work abroad, giving your degree a truly international perspective.
As with all our courses students have the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, which will usually last for one year. During this time you will be employed by the company and will subsequently be paid; for students on placement salaries have ranged from £11,500 - £14000. In past years students have completed placements:
- Clark & Co Accountants
- Lloyds TSB
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on this course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills. We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research; well-prepared written and verbal presentations; and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standardlectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through casestudies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:
- standard lectures
- case studies
- individual and group projects
In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.