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Bournemouth University

Events Management

UCAS Code: N820
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112-120

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 to 120 tariff points, including 2 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MD

This course requires a Distinction, Merit in addition to an A-Level Grade C in a relevant subject to meet the overall tariff.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

This course requires a Distinction in addition to two A-Levels to achieve the overall tariff.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

This course requires Distinction, Merit, Merit.

UCAS tariff points
112-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

To succeed in the exciting, vibrant and growing arena of events management, a cross-section of skills and competencies is required in the field. This course will help you to acquire them, helping you to become capable of overseeing the organisation of events as diverse as product launches, fundraising, corporate meetings, personal gatherings (such as weddings and reunions) and mega-events such as the Olympic Games. As well as academic learning, youâ??ll have the opportunity to organise a live event with a real client as part of a group. Previous clients have included Macmillan, Youth Cancer Trust, The Salvation Army and Fairtrade.

Modules

Year 1: Events context; economics for events professionals; experiential marketing (events); event business and finance; event design and performance; events and leisure innovation. Year 2: Research methods; consumer experience and behaviour (events); financial appraisal; event management; personal and professional development (events and leisure); project and risk management. Year 3: Compulsory Placement Year in industry: Min 40 weeks paid industrial placement, UK/Overseas opportunities. Year 4: Dissertation; International events management; strategy and leadership. Plus choose 2 units from the following options: Arts marketing; e-business; fashion marketing; languages; marketing and corporate communications; retail place and space; small business management; sport tourism; visitor attractions management; creative media and events; digital marketing; economics of tourism and events; financial management; hospitality management; leisure, tourism, events and climate change; media, tourism and leisure; sport, leisure and politics; sports marketing; sustainable event production.

Bournemouth University

The University by night

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 77%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

33%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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 a lot better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella. 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.
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