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​BSc (Hons) Events Management

Shopping in Drakes Circus
From mega-events such as the Olympics through to local festivals and art exhibitions, the events industry at all levels continues to grow. Our events management degree is designed to produce graduates with the skills to successfully manage and deliver events in this fast-changing industry. Due to increasing standards expected by consumers, there is a huge demand for dynamic managers equipped with the necessary skills and quality of experience to provide high levels of service.
The events management degree is designed to develop and maximise the full potential of students through a variety of teaching methods and activities. High quality teaching, informed by staff research, contributed to the tourism and hospitality group’s excellent rating, 23 out of 24, given by the Quality Assurance Agency.

Special features

The degree is designed to develop a critical understanding of events and organisational management to meet the changing needs of society and business


  • The curriculum is designed to encourage and support extra curriculum activity which enhances the student experience, and develops graduate employability
  • Students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the UK or abroad as part of a work placement, and are actively encouraged to develop their portfolio of experience
  • Teaching within the events management programme sits alongside current staff research interests/profiles in leadership and employer needs, planning, communication, innovation, evaluation and other management issues

Make it happen

A dynamic, empathic manager can coax the very best from his/her team to stage a successful event, whether it is tiny and local or magnificent and global.
Our degree will draw out those skills, and also develop others in you, enabling you to excel in the exciting and challenging world of events management.

Organise real events

Throughout the course of study there are opportunities to participate in the development and planning of real live events, culminating at the end of your degree in a showcase event.

Placements and studying abroad

This course offers the opportunity of an optional one-year placement in the events or related industries. It is also possible to study abroad as part of your programme during your second year.
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Copthorne Hotel Event- Staff awards ceremony
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"I can honestly say I have had the best 3 years of my life, and the course has many paths to choose from including hospitality, business management, Marketing etc. If you enjoy organising, planning, promoting, or for that matter anything to do with events, then events management is for you. Whether you want to go into corporate events/festivals/charity/exhibitions this course is for you!"

Marina Leadbetter, BSc (Hons) Events Management Graduate





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“I liked the fact that the degree is
specialised and hands on. It also has
the option of a placement year, and this
appealed to me as it was an opportunity to develop experience whilst gaining a degree. That placement year was invaluable to me.”
Alex Ludlam, BSc (Hons) Events
Alex is now running his own company, Student Shopping UK
Students at the Welcome Event organised by Events Students
Institute of Hospitality Accredited


GCSE: Maths grade C and English grade C plus A level/AS level: 280 points (including a minimum of 140 points from two A levels or a double award). 14-19 Diplomas: accepted – please enquire. Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.If you do not have English as a first language you will be required to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).

For further information visitthe course entry requirements page



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Artwork from Bunker Project organised by Events students