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Southampton Solent University

Festival and Event Management with Placement

UCAS Code: N822

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A*

A minimum of two completed A-levels GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh)

D*

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh)

D*D*

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

DMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh)

D*D*

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

60 Credits overall with 45 merit level credits and 15 pass level credits

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

112

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent qualification, or a combination of qualifications which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 112 UCAS points. GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above Alternative entry on this course is available through the Business Foundation Year and International Foundation Year We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Event management

Hoping to pursue a career in festival management? Got a passion for outdoor events? By focusing on practical event management techniques and established business theory, this hands-on festival and events management programme supports you to take theories learnt in the classroom and apply them to a range of live events.

The University’s approach to events and festival management starts with an emphasis on practical industry insights and transferable business management skills.

Students are supported by experienced staff as they seek out and undertake a minimum of 210 hours of practical work experience. These placements help students graduate with at least a basic level of on-the-job experience. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue work above and beyond these 210 hours – pitching for freelance work through our in-house Solent Creatives / Solent Works agencies and organising events around the city.

Practical insights are also gained on field trips. Past events management students have visited a range of agencies, industry exhibitions and commercial events. Students are encouraged to take part in national event management awards. In 2015, the University had two students reach the final of The Eventice, a major event management award. One of the pair took home the grand prize and the other secured employment as a result of the exposure.

These provisions are made possible by the course team’s extensive industry experience and Southampton Solent’s long history in the sector. The team maintain established links with festivals and specialist event businesses, and incorporate these connections into their teaching and research.
Placement year Study abroad Foundation year available Professional memberships Built in work experience placement Further studies

Modules

Year one: CORE UNITS *Professional practice for festival and event management *Leisure marketing *Introduction to organisational behaviour in leisure services *Financial planning and reporting *Introduction to festival and event management (including a Field Trip) *Event and activity safety operations. Year two: CORE UNITS *Work based professional studies *Managing service operations *Research methods for the leisure industries *Applied festival and event management (including a Field Trip) OPTIONS: *Event sponsorship *Applied event staging *Entrepreneurship in business *Curriculum plus - Work based learning. Year three: CORE UNITS *Dissertation for the leisure services industry (12,000 words) OR Leisure services consultancy project *Strategy for management and marketing *Contemporary issues in festival and event management. OPTIONS *Perspectives on arts and cultural festivals *Project management in business. For a complete list of units, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Southampton Solent University

Department:

Business, Law and Communications 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.

84%
high
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C
310

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.

£18,070
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sports and fitness occupations
6%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Other elementary services 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.

Business and 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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£18k

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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