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Events Management BA (Hons)

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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.

Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

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

What if my grades are lower than expected?

Don’t worry about your results. We’ll always look at the complete picture of your application and may be able to offer you a place on this course, even if you don’t meet the entry requirements specified. Call us on 03330 432 414 to find out more and discuss your options.

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

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

    • This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare. A degree with an integrated foundation year starts your studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. You will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester N824 £9,250 £15,000
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester N824 £9,250 TBC
Sep 2024 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.

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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.

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Ranked in the top 10 in the UK

Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

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Ranked 8th in the UK for graduate prospects

Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses are ranked 8th in the UK for graduate prospects by The Times Good University Guide 2022.

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

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"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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