Events Management, BA Hons

  • Do you like organising, planning and meeting people? Like the buzz of working to a tight deadline?
  • Want to become an events manager in hotel conferencing, travel and tourism, PR or music and live entertainment?
  • Our degree with give you professional skills and confidence in organising events globally.

Overview

Overview

This degree 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. This includes working on a live event project while collaborating with industry and peers to deliver an actual event.

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. 

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

We are actively improving job prospects for graduates through the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

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.

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

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.

Degree re-structure

This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

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
BA Hons Events Management

"My degree quickly gave me the confidence and communication skills an event manager requires."

Dan Cooper
BA Hons Events Management

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.

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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