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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

You will need a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

You will need a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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


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


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

Course snapshot Our Events Management degree, accredited by University of Birmingham, will open the door to an exciting and rewarding career the highly creative and varied events management industry. There are opportunities in the private, public and voluntary sectors and you could be part of organising anything from a VIP charity dinner or product launch to music festivals or mega sporting events like the Olympics. Who’s the course for? This course is for students who want to have their finger on the pulse of a constantly evolving market place. You will love keeping pace with new technologies and trends. Our degree will equip you with the management skills and practical experience you need to succeed in this demanding sector. Why should I study the course? Employers are seeking graduates with strong communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the “wow” factor at events – and that is just what our degree aims to equip you with. This course will develop your appreciation of events planning, financial management, project management, marketing and risk management. We will give you the platform to launch your career. Great. Tell me some more Managing events is exciting and the potential for graduates is considerable. Opportunities are varied and can lead to careers in sub sectors of the industry such as meetings and exhibitions; sporting events; festivals; wedding planning; and incentive travel. You will be ideally placed to make the most of exciting opportunities because Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s thriving exhibition and events industry. The city is home to the NEC, the NIA, Symphony Hall and the International Convention Centre, which all host a vast range of events, concerts and conferences. With UCB’s extensive network of contact throughout the industry, you will gain valuable experience from field trips, live projects and through the planning of a live event in Year 2. What skills will I gain? You will receive a comprehensive understanding of the events management sector and the processes involved in creating a successful event. You will be given detailed information about events systems, project management and how to oversee a live event. You will be taught how to manage large-scale events such as conferences, concerts, product launches, festivals and carnivals – and encouraged to develop a specialism that relates to your future career. You will go on residential visits in your first two years of study, and visit a European destination in your final year. You could also choose to give yourself the employment edge by learning a language for free. What about the future? Events Management graduates with proven managerial skills, drive and leadership can progress quickly. Graduates can pursue careers in: Festivals and cultural events Convention and exhibition centres Sporting events Events management companies Charity promotion and fundraisers Graduates who want to continue their studies can progress to postgraduate level with courses offered at UCB.


Year 1: Events Studies, Event Design, Events Business Environment, Managing Activities & People, The Events Industry, Planning for Events and Support Services for Events. Year 2: Events Finance, Event Hospitality Management, Events Marketing, Research Principles, Project Management for Events, Live Events Project. Optional work placement. One option from: Dynamics of Business Events, Social Media in Tourism, Stadium and Arena Management, Modern Languages, Professional Events Practice, Creative Business Enterprise, Training and Development Skills for Managers. Year 3: Winning Events Contracts, Mega Events, Festivals & Events Tourism, International Research Project and Event Crisis Strategy. One option from: Financial Strategy, Strategic Human Resources Management, Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, Destination Management, Dark and Thanatourism Management, Global Marketing Solutions and Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills.

University College Birmingham

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University College Birmingham is a university college affiliated with the University of Birmingham, which awards all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The university college specialises in the areas of hospitality and the culinary arts, hairdressing and beauty, tourism, business, marketing, accounting, sports management and more.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
40% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
297 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


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 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.
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