Events Management (BA Hons)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Fast-Track Placement

Length

4 Years (Full-Time)
3 Years (Fast-Track Placement)

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

From sport to music, business to weddings, gain experience managing live events using industry-standard technology.

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Become an award-winning event manager

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Gain experience with major events organisations, specialising in business, sports, celebratory or music events and make the most of our unrivalled location in the festival county of Gloucestershire. You will learn from experienced events specialists and benefit from our partnerships with international events organisations such as Millbrook Venues, Concert Live and Silverstone. You’ll also get opportunities to gain international events experience with the possibility of going on an overseas field trip and work placement in the USA.

In your first year, you will establish core events management skills, after which you can tailor the course to match your interests and career goals. You can choose to specialise in one of our four specialisms - business, sports, celebratory or musical and cultural events - or shape your degree to focus on management areas such as events marketing or new product development. From your first year, you'll have the opportunity to run your own events. From product launches to arts festivals, wedding planning to creative event design, you'll develop your understanding of this multi-disciplinary sector.

You’ll use industry-standard software to design and deliver events for external clients, learning to manage events on all scales. You’ll undertake work experience each year with the option to spend a year in industry on the four-year sandwich course. Students have recently worked for Concert Live, Collection 26, the Natural History Museum, Silverstone, BMW, Sea Pines Resort (USA) and Gloucestershire-based Wychwood Music Festival.

You’ll be supported to develop an industry-facing portfolio of projects and experiences and you will graduate as a creative and entrepreneurial events professional.

Study style

This interactive course combines theory and practice to develop creativity – from problem solving and event design to management planning and pitching.  You'll work in teams and independently to develop your professional expertise, ready for your career.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism and International Year One Hospitality, Events and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Check your UCAS tariff points

If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 4 years full-timeN820
Single Honours - 3 years fast-track placementN822

Careers

  • Events management
  • Events operations
  • Festival management
  • Wedding planner/celebratory events management
  • Events account management
  • Creative events design

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Student Focus

Matt Francis

I’m supporting the launch of the world’s first ever merchandising app for live music events on my placement with Concert Live in London.

We’re working in partnership with O2, Live Nation and Universal. I meet some of the coolest people in the industry. I recently met Sir Bob Geldof and Rick Astley at Rewind Festival. The experience at university is unbeatable. I’ve worked on so many events including Oxjam. Cheltenham is a great place to be for an events student as there are so many events and festivals. As a student, you get involved in everything!

Industry links

We are a founding Member of the Association for Events Management Education and accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Students are also able to access accredited Chartered Institute of Environmental Health training to complement their degree. With over 20 years’ event management experience, we have a wealth of industry connections. We work proactively to build links with the sector and open up industry opportunities for our students. Our links include: O2 Arena, Silverstone, BMW, Cheltenham Festivals, Cheltenham Town Hall, Concert Live, Marriot Hotels and Resorts (USA), Sea Pines Resorts (USA), Marketing Gloucester, Old Down Manor and Country Park, Wychwood Festival, IBM, Business Design Centre.

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Staff Profile

Alan Marvell

“I’ve enjoyed working on a range of public events and I am currently involved in an education conference which annually attracts 1000 delegates from the UK and overseas. I have always been interested in events, and how they are created and managed, and teaching it is great fun as the industry is constantly evolving, providing new challenges and opportunities. It is a fantastic industry to be part of and one where our graduates excel.”

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Work with major events organisations

Students have recently gained essential experience with Concert Live, Collection 26, the Natural History Museum, Silverstone, BMW, Sea Pines Resort (USA) and Gloucestershire-based Wychwood Music Festival.

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Develop creative and entrepreneurial expertise

Design, developing and delivering events of all scales for external clients. Embedded in every year of study is the opportunity to get involved in live event production which means you will graduate with the skills that the industry is looking for.

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Follow in the footsteps of award-winning graduates

Many of our graduates win awards for their events expertise. Recent graduate Olivia Mills won ‘Best Wedding Planner of the Year’ at the Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards 2014.

Contact us

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