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Sheffield Hallam University

Events Management

UCAS Code: N820

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level three

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Maths grade C or grade 4 or above. GCSE Equivalencies are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Event management

This course teaches you how to become a professional international events manager in a modern business environment. A core strength of the course is that you develop the professional attributes of future event managers. By studying events theory, policy and practice, alongside gaining real-world experience, you learn what it takes to plan and manage memorable and successful events.

The international events industry includes private, public and voluntary organisations and spans a range of types of events including • conferences and meetings • exhibitions and trade fairs • incentive travel and performance improvement • corporate hospitality and corporate events • outdoor events • festivals and cultural events • music events • sporting events.

**How you learn**

You learn by taking part in seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. Field trips, site visits and work with organisations help to bring your learning to life with practical examples.

From year one, you have access to work experience opportunities across various event sectors. In year two, your employability skills are embedded through our Applied Event Operations module where you undertake work experience guided by personal tutors.

In the final year, you create and run your own live fundraising event for a charity. Past students have delivered networking events, fashion shows, gala dinners and music festivals.

**Work placements in the UK and overseas**

After year two, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 have been achieved. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

**Industry-recognised qualifications**

We support students to constantly build their employability skills. Through the course you have the opportunity to gain your BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and to work towards your Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited Event Safety Management Certificate to further enhance your CV.

**Guest speakers**

Our links with industry mean that you can also hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green – London 2012 organising committee LOCOG, Tour De France Grand Depart • Simon Graveling – Athens 2004, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 • David Jamilly – Theme Traders • Jon Hughes – KPMG.

**An expert teaching team**
Our lecturers have significant practical experience within events management and will help guide you towards valuable industry work experience. The team also leads the Event Management Hub, a professional national community of events practitioners through which we conduct research and consultancy for industry. This unique venture allows us to feed our research into the teaching we deliver to you.

**Links with events associations**
We have strong links with key events associations such as Eventia. As a founder member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME), we have been involved in establishing academic benchmarks in events education.

**Professional recognition**
The event safety management vocational qualification, which forms part of the leisure and risk module, is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Modules

**Year one core modules** • marketing communications • the international events industry • principles of event management • academic and professional skills
**Year one options** • the Eventscape • foreign language

**Year two core modules** • the international business environment • people and organisations in events • applied event operations • event law and risk management
**Year two options** • sustainable event production • food and beverages for events • managing charity fundraising events • managing weddings and celebration events • managing festivals and outdoor events • managing exhibitions, business and corporate events • foreign language

**Year three** • optional work placement

**Final year core modules** • strategic management for events • the live event experience • the international events manager • strategic event creation • research project
**Final year options** • mega, major and international events • events and technological innovation • foreign language (available as an additional module)

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Examinations
• Group projects
• Simulations
• Live event

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Event management

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

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other associate professionals
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.

Event 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.

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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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