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Events Management (Extended), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  • Gain the you professional skills and confidence to organise events globally
  • Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism programmes are ranked No.1 in London (Guardian University Guide 2018)

Overview

Overview

If you have the ability but not the qualifications required to apply for our three-year BA Hons Events Management programme, this four-year programme will provide you with the stepping stone you need.

Put your abilities to good use by embarking on an events management degree ranked first in London. It is sure to be a challenging and rewarding experience.

Course structure

BA Hons Events Management is one of our courses that will give you an understanding of the global events industry. You will gain the skills and confidence to plan, design, deliver and evaluate events. This course will help you to develop your career after university as an event professional.

This programme begins with a foundation year that will give you a solid grounding from which to progress to degree-level study. You will gain a thorough introduction to business and marketing and an understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership. 

You will also learn essential computing, communication and academic writing skills, as well as the ability to manage your studies independently.

After your first year, you will study the same courses as those on our three-year BA Hons Events Management programme.

Foundation year

The foundation year is designed to give you:

  • A thorough introduction to business and marketing
  • Essential computing skills
  • Improved communication
  • Academic writing skills
  • An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership
  • The ability to manage your studies independently.

Why Greenwich?

You will study in Greenwich, London, one of the greatest cities in the world for events, and home to world-class local 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.

Work experience

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 during your degree.  You will learn about event operations, marketing, human resource management, business management, enterprise and strategy, event finance and event production.

Ranking

Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism programmes are ranked No.1 in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

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 the programme 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

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:


Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A‐level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS-levels in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an AS‐level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

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

Applicants from a non‐UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system
  • Applicants who have the minimum English language requirement of an overall IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will substitute 30 credits of the programme with English for Academic Purposes 1 and English for Academic Purposes 2 and study 120 credits
  • Applicants who have an overall IELTS of 6 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will not be required to study the English for Academic Purposes modules and will study 120 credits.

These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a possibility for the highest quality applicants
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes
  • 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
Events Management, BA Hons

Extra information

Assessment

Teaching and learning methods will include:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Structured reading
  • Field visits
  • Case studies
  • Role‐playing
  • Debate
  • Analysis of tourism data
  • Use of multi‐media resources
  •  Guest lectures and industry participation.

Assessment methods will include:

  • Portfolios
  • Exams
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Group presentations
  • Destination planning
  • A dissertation
  • Consultancy report.

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

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

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. 

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.

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.

How to apply 

Full-time, UK and EU students

Full time, home and EU students must apply through UCAS. Please carefully consider the programmes available and apply as early as possible. For further information and UCAS deadlines, please visit www.ucas.ac.uk.

Part-time and international students

Part-time and international students must apply online at gre.ac.uk/apply.
For further information, international students can e-mail international@gre.ac.uk.

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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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