Our events and tourism courses are in the UK top 10, and 3rd for graduate prospects (leisure, recreation and tourism) according to the Complete University Guide 2020.
Whether you go on to manage an entire hotel resort complex, organise weddings or run major conference events, this course gives you the expertise you need. Work placements are embedded in every year of your study. Recent destinations have included O2 Arena, Silverstone, Cheltenham Festivals, Ellenborough Hotel, Marriot Hotel and Resorts (USA) and Sea Pines Resorts (USA).
Explore the creative challenges of events management and develop your professional expertise within the hotel and resort sector. Alongside key leadership skills, you'll study a range of industry-specific modules on fascinating subjects such as resort and leisure operations management, food and beverage management, and celebratory and special event design and production. You’ll develop industry knowledge and management expertise, learning with OPERA (internationally-used hotel booking software) and ARTIFAX (world class venues and events management software). On graduation you’ll be ready to progress into these globally operating sectors.
Work experience is embedded across the degree. Our compulsory 48-week placement year is an invaluable opportunity to enrich and develop your skills, knowledge and practical experiences, whether at home or abroad. Students often opt for a year abroad, combining their want of adventure with preparing for a global career. Recent international destinations have included Sea Pines Resorts (California), White Lodge Resort (Florida) and Westin Hotels and Resorts (New York). You’ll also gain insights on field trips to locations such as the St Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Cotswold Water Park, Three Choirs Vineyard and Montpellier Chapter.
Winners of the Student Event of the Year at the National Outdoor Event Association Awards - in recognition of a series of pop-up events that events students ran in conjunction with last year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Read more here.
We promote a blended approach to learning through lectures and practical sessions. We focus on employability and introduce practical elements that represent industry scenarios to illustrate theory against business practice.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
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- Events management and operations
- Business development for hotels and resorts
- Hospitality management
- Marketing and PR for the hotel and resort industry
- Venue management
"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate
12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)
Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.
If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.
On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on email@example.com.
We’re a founding member of the Association for Events Management Education, offering over 20 years’ events management expertise. We're also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Our academic team has a wealth of industry connections including O2 Arena, Silverstone, BMW, Cheltenham Festivals, Cheltenham Town Hall, Concert Live Marriot Hotels and Resorts (USA), Sea Pines Resorts (California), White Lodge Resort (Florida), Smoke Tree Ranch (California),Marketing Gloucester, Old Down Manor and Country Park, Wychwood Festival, IBM, Business Design Centre.
Gain industry insight through contact with businesses
Students are inspired by leading industry practitioners in lectures and on-site visits. This offers insights into different careers as well as best practice management techniques across the hotel, resort and events sectors.
Work with established major events or international hotels and resorts
Students have recently gained experience with organisations such as JTT Events, Cheltenham Racecourse and New County Hotel. If you would like to take your placement overseas, you can take advantage of our links in the USA.
Benefit from accredited training
In addition to your lectures, you’ll have opportunities to develop skills in innovative workshops and accredited training on topics such as first aid, wine and spirits, and health and safety. These are essential qualifications to complement your applied management degree.