Learn how to take a creative and innovative approach to design and delivering events. With entrepreneurship and employability at its core, you’ll leave this event management course as a pioneering graduate with a wide range of practical experience and a well-established network.
Our academic team members are experienced practitioners, with broad industry backgrounds, who will teach you how to work collaboratively and take a creative approach to organise events, from corporate launches and music festivals to weddings and cutting-edge fashion experiences.
Organise at least four live events over the three-year course.
Be involved in industry events, and take part in workshops with organisations such as A Greener Festival.
Take regular micro-placements throughout the course, with previous destinations ranging from Cornwall to California.
Explore the future of sustainable and digital event management.
Be supported to develop creative approaches and specialise in an area you're passionate about.
Be part of a course with 94% student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.
What we're looking for
We want someone who:
Is enthusiastic about events management.
Has creative ideas.
Works professionally and wants to succeed.
What our graduates do
Our recent graduates have begun careers in roles like an event manager, marketing officer, campaign consultant and wedding organiser.
What you'll learn
Through this uniquely creative event management degree, you'll explore the cultural sector's history, politics and other contexts, and take a creative and entrepreneurial approach to products, services and communications. Building individual and teamwork skills, you'll apply cultural management practices like development, marketing and project management to your own productions. You'll also develop critical research and analytical skills, and improve your learning by investigating ideas and practices.
You'll deepen your understanding of organisations and events planning processes, and grow your teamwork and presentation skills. On top of this, you'll explore everything from marketing and technical skills to managing resources and engaging with clients.
Marketing & Digital Media
Contemporary Events & Festival Impacts
Wellbeing in Experience Management
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Live Digital Event Project
You'll explore original ways to deliver successful events, build your understanding of audiences and learn about the industry's legal, financial and sustainability issues. Tailoring your learning to your ideal career, you'll choose an area to specialise in, and use your expertise to help put on two live events.
Legal & Financial Management in the Experience Sector
Audience Insight Project
Live Digital Event Project
Team Learning & Performance
Live Public Event Project
You'll build your specialist knowledge, and learn analytical and problem-solving skills that are useful in a range of careers. Bringing your abilities together, you'll organise and deliver a complex, multi-agency, live cultural event project.
Event Innovation Project
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Crisis Management for Festivals & Events
Personal Research Project
Live Partnership Event Project
The modules above are those being studied by our students or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
You'll work on live briefs and projects, deliver real, assessed events, and have the chance to take on a number of micro placements. These activities will be complemented by expert speakers, lectures, seminars, workshops, professional experience and tutorials. And by connecting with the media and creative industries on- and off-campus, you'll build valuable relationships to boost your career.
You’ll be assessed through presentations, boardroom discussions, event delivery and written assignments - including blogs, essays, reports, marketing strategies, and a business plan.
You'll deliver assessed, live, cultural event projects every year.
Feedback and evaluation will be provided throughout the year.
Our staff have worked with Glastonbury Festival, Tate St Ives, the Design Council, Ford, Reading & Leeds festivals, BT, Kneehigh, A Greener Festival, Attitude is Everything, Bestival, Mackerel Sky Events and the Festival Republic. You'll also learn from our large team of associate staff, industry contacts and our production and technical support teams.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member.
Specialist studio spaces licensed for public events, lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
A digital box office system to support your professional practice.
Production space for group work.
Libraries housing 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, radio archives, and electronic and journal resources.
How to apply
Apply via UCAS
Ready to join us? If you're applying through UCAS Apply and Track, you'll need to reference the university and course codes below.
University code: F33
Course code: N820
Applying as an international student?
International students can apply for a course through UCAS, via an agent or directly with the university.
We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.
As a guide our typical offer at an undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.
For applicants whose first language is English, we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in-country equivalencies and approved tests.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.
UK/EU applications: 15 January 2020 (for equal consideration)
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Tuition fees 2020-21
£9,250 - full-time UK/EU
£16,000 - full-time international
Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may, therefore, raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.