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Anglia Ruskin University

Business with Events (with Placement Year)

UCAS Code: N820

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Hospitality management

Subject to validation.

You want to make things happen. You’re driven by the creative energy of live events and want to play a major part in managing them. Our full-time Business with Events degree course offers a mix of real-life event work, essential business knowledge, and active learning in teams. Our strong industry links mean you’ll have opportunities to help run established events in Cambridge – and there’s the option to take a placement year for extra work experience.

You are a motivated and creative go-getter, and you see things through until the end. But you know that being a successful events manager takes more than big ideas. We will show you the backstage of the dazzling events industry; from the organisation and operations, through considering environmental impact, to execution and solving last-minute problems by thinking on your feet - you will learn the aspects that an audience wouldn’t see.

Some people learn on the job. But you want skills that set you apart. You need business acumen to complement your vision, and our course incorporates the practicality and experience - as well as the fun part - that you’ll need to start a career in events.

This rewarding career and unlike any other industry. It has a “work hard, play hard” attitude, and that means you need to be ready when jumping in. Our programme balances all the components of the essential toolkit you’ll use from your very first job onwards. You will get a 360° experience; gaining the core business knowledge through modules such as marketing and accounting, learning project management and translating it onto practical work experience, and learning critical thinking as well as coming up with real life solutions to contemporary industry problems – skills and approach that’s desired by modern employers.

After this course, you can be a top events and marketing manager, a desired wedding planner, skilled PR executive, or an adept event organiser. The choice is yours, and by studying events management with us, you will benefit from a supported exploration that’s unique to the university environment. That safe space to work out which path is right for you means you’ll be a step ahead when looking for a job.

You will study among energetic, like-minded students sharing your passion and drive to succeed. You will learn the theory and how it translates into this one-of-a-kind industry, while utilising your sociable “people’s person” personality. In events, you will work with a wide variety of people and personalities; our active learning approach will prepare you for this and teach you a hands-on approach, giving you the freedom to challenge and explore new ideas. You will address real issues and analyse past events, such as 2016 Rio Olympics, while working with your team.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Introduction to Tourism and Events
Academic Skills
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Tourism and Events Business Management
Introduction to Organisations and Management

Year one, optional modules

Food and Drink Tourism, Events and Festivals: Principles and Practice

Year two, core modules

Project Management
Sustainable Tourism and Events Management
Marketing Tourism and Events in an International Context
Business Research Methods
Live Events Management
Field Study

Year two, optional modules

Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management
Responsible Business

Placement year (Optional)

Work Placement - Marketing, Enterprise and Tourism

Year three, core modules

Career Management and Employability
Contemporary Issues in Events
Events and Tourism Policy
Live Events Project

Year three, optional modules

International Intercultural Management
Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Practice

Optional modules available all years

Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish

Assessment methods

You can expect an eclectic mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. This is reflected in two live project modules (year 2 and year 3), whereby the final major project will involve the delivery of a local/regional event external to the university, that draws upon intellectual knowledge gained, understanding of theory, policy and major practice, and a short report linking the project with course outcomes to consolidate all learning outcomes required as part of the successful completion of the degree.

All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learning from modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Tourism

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Leisure and travel services
9%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Hospitality management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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