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Undergraduate

Events Management

BA (Hons)

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Get in touch for more information about applying for this course through Clearing. Call us on 03330 432 414 to check your qualifications and see if we can offer you a place.

What is Events Management BA (Hons)?

You’ll 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’ll learn from experienced events specialists and benefit from our partnerships with international events organisations such as Millbrook Venues, Concert Live and Silverstone.

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 also get opportunities to gain international events experience with the possibility of going on an overseas field trip and work placement in the USA.

Study style

This 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.

In your first year, you’ll 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.

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Entry requirements

Clearing 2021

We may be able to offer you a place on this course, even if you don’t meet the entry requirements specified in the boxes below. Call us on 03330 432 414 to find out more and discuss your options.

    • 104 tariff points (calculate your points at UCAS.com)

      Your points must include at least 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications, for example:
      BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff.

       

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants though the entry requirements still apply.

      Some courses require several years of working experiences in the relevant industry.

    • English and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester N824 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester N824 TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • events management
  • events operations
  • festival management
  • wedding planning
  • events & account management
  • creative events design.

Industry links

We’re a founding Member of the Association for Events Management Education and accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. You’ll have access to 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 can provide industry opportunities with 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.

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.

Performers on stage in front of full house at SU summer ball 2014

Develop creative and entrepreneurial expertise

Designing, 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.

Wychwood festival stage with audience

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus

Trips and experiences

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.

Placements

You’ll 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.

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

"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!”

Matt Francis, Events Management student

Student using laptop smiling

"I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing performers and in a wealth of fabulous settings."

“I joined the university from Cheltenham Festivals where I was executive director of Cheltenham Literature Festival from 2005-2011. I’m immensely proud to have contributed to the legacy of one of the oldest and largest cultural events in the world. Whether at a beautiful historic location or in a purpose-built modern auditorium, bringing an event to life is challenging and rewarding in equal measure – there’s nothing like it!”

Clair Greenaway, Senior Lecturer in Events Management

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