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University of Huddersfield

Events Management

UCAS Code: N820

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Event management

**Why Events Management?
Events Management is a fast paced and dynamic industry, no one day is the same, you’ll have opportunities to travel the world, work with interesting people and continuously challenge yourself. With us you’ll learn the skills required through practical hands-on application and the academic know how required to succeed in a competitive market.**

A good Events Manager?
Good communication, creativity, being organised, problem solving and constantly striving for excellence are a few of the skills required, we encourage you to explore all types of events from Weddings to Conferences, Sporting events to Cultural Celebrations, Charity fundraisers to marketing campaigns. As members of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (APBCO - http://www.abpco.org/), the Meeting Professional Institute (MPI - https://www.mpiweb.org/), the National Outdoor Events Association (NOAE - https://noea.org.uk/) and the Association for Events Management Education (AEME - http://www.aeme.org/), the course follows the requirements of the Industry.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and creatively delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.
- Coordinating your own event as part of assessment in each year.

- Working with charities and external clients to create events concepts.

- Volunteering on events throughout the year (e.g. NCRI in Liverpool, CHS in Leeds, Chester Food & Culture Festival).

- Industry software training and creating event design concepts, operating the technology and equipment behind events.

- Attending field trips.

- Complete additional qualifications embedded in the modules such as Food Hygiene Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely and CVENT Certificate and have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications such as Personal Licence Holders (RFQ).

- Future focused subjects delivered by lecturers who have worked in the industry or who are currently conducting cutting edge research in the field.

- Industry experts delivering guest lectures.

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as operations and project management, financial planning and budgeting, Health & Safety, risk mitigation, marketing and consumer behaviour, logistics, facilities and sponsorship management, evaluation and impact measurement and business management.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Events Industry Studies
Events Operations Management
Media and Public Relations
Professional Skills and Finance
Events Catering

Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include:
Wedding Business Management
Sports Leisure and Recreation Management

Or a Modern Language module option (http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/supporting/language/modules/).

Year 2
Core modules:
Managing the Live Event
Human Resource Management for Events
Design and Technology for Events
Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition Management

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Stadium and Arena Management
Fundraising and Sponsorship for Events

Or a Modern Language module option (http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/supporting/language/modules/).

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core modules:
Strategic Management
Global Events and Festivals
Creativity and Innovation

Plus choose one from –
Managing the Client's Event
Research Methods and Project

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
International Business of Sport
International HRM for the Hospitality Industry

Or a Modern Language module option (http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/supporting/language/modules/).

Assessment methods

Assessment will include formal written coursework, exams, assessed live events, presentations and design and CAD projects.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your 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
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing (BDLOHM)

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.

82%
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
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

90%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Functional managers and directors
8%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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