Events Management, BA Hons

This programme will give you an understanding of the global events industry and help you to develop your career as an event professional. You will gain the skills and confidence to plan, design, deliver and evaluate events. You will study in London, one of the greatest cities in the world for events, and home to world-class facilities such as ExCeL London and The O2. You will learn from teaching staff with extensive industry experience and connections and have opportunities to gain hands-on experience by working on projects. You will be able to volunteer or work on a variety of live read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This programme will give you an understanding of the global events industry and help you to develop your career as an event professional. You will gain the skills and confidence to plan, design, deliver and evaluate events. You will study in London, one of the greatest cities in the world for events, and home to world-class facilities such as ExCeL London and The O2. You will learn from teaching staff with extensive industry experience and connections and have opportunities to gain hands-on experience by working on projects. 

You will be able to volunteer or work on a variety of live events, such as conferences, exhibitions, sporting events, festivals and live music shows. You will also have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year. You will learn about event operations, marketing, human resource management, business management, enterprise and strategy, event finance and event production. 

Ranking

Our hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism programmes were ranked:

  • First overall in London by the Complete University Guide 2017 league table
  • Top five for student satisfaction in London by the Complete University Guide 2017 league table.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are:

  • To develop the specialist skills you require for a career in events management
  • To develop practical, transferable skills in time management, research and information retrieval, the presentation of information and communication, team work and communication in print and digital forms.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

What people say

"Within the Business School of the University of Greenwich, on a daily basis we are given opportunities via e-mails from our tutors and our lecturers to enable us to access the industry."

Daniel Hall
Events Management, BA Hons

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed though:

  • Portfolios
  • Examinations
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Group presentations
  • Live events
  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy reports.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).

Careers

Graduates from this degree have the skills required for events management careers in a variety of areas, such as corporate events, weddings, conferences, incentive travel or music, and sporting, local authority and community events. Other opportunities are available in the wider hospitality, tourism, marketing and PR industries.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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