- Course summary
- Course detail
- Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
- How to apply
- During the course
- Teaching staff
- What our students say
- Jobs and placements
- Career and study progression
The BA Event Management degree has been designed to provide you with a detailed background knowledge and understanding on the complexities of this varied industry sector. It also aims to make you aware of the wide range of opportunities that exist in this growing career sector; to furnish you with the necessary skills to embark on your chosen career path in events management after graduating.
Why choose this course?
The course combines academic insights with industry practice, to ensure you are not only knowledgeable about key issues affecting events, but also that you know how to plan and organise them.
The course will develop and nurture your understanding of the main operators and influences on this dynamic and fast moving industry. The current issues will be fully explored, allowing you unparalleled insight to the industry and its consumers. You will also experience the industry at first hand via work accreditation or through part time work opportunities, which will help increase the value of your qualification significantly.
Throughout the BA Event Management course at UWL, you will be involved in planning and organising events as part of your coursework. This will provide you with valuable experience in planning delivering successful events, through coursework assessments and as part of the required work-based learning. This experience will integrate all areas of event management including Operations and Logistics, Public Relations, Marketing, Sponsorship, Creative Design and Technical and Production expertise.
London, as capital of the UK, is one of the world’s premier destinations and headquarters to some of the leading international companies and event agencies.
The variety and multitude of events staged in London, is considerable and covers just about every event you can think of; from the staging of promotional and V.I.P events such as fashion shows and film premieres to large-scale themed weddings and parties, charity fundraising events, sports tourism, corporate events and outdoor events.
A simple typology of events throws up a considerable range of event types such as:
- corporate events and exhibitions
- gala dinners and banquets
- festivals and concerts
- carnivals and fairs
- conferences and seminars
- product launches and roadshows
- fashion shows
- celebration events ie: Weddings, Christenings
- themed parties
- cultural events
- sporting events
- fundraising events
- pop–up events.
Studying at UWL puts you in prime position to gain first-hand exposure to the events industry. Our central location and extensive industry connections will link you to paid work experience opportunities and frequent sessions with industry guest speakers, allowing you to start to build useful contacts and develop your personal brand within this exciting industry.
Teaching and learning has been designed with the student in mind to provide a foundation for the work environment. You will complete a range of:
- client briefs
- work-based case studies
- risk assessments
- design presentations
- project work
- team work
- live event projects
- client bidding
- industry reports
All supported by academic research.
Career and study progression
With a core understanding of the intricacies of event management and exposure to an array of events across London, you will gain both specific and transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK events management.
The course will prepare students for a successful career in the events and hospitality industries, by discussing the various career paths that exist, facilitating off-site visits in the industry and evaluating key skills, pay scales and progression routes within this sector.
On completion of the course, you may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject already studied, or to explore a complimentary discipline.
For more details, please see the Career and study progression section.
Your modules will give you the foundation needed for management-level roles, from operations and logistics to finance and marketing. You will also have the option to specialise in a specific sector of the events industry through your optional modules.
- Event Planning
- The Event Environment
- Academic Development and Employability
- Event Operations and Logistics
- Principles of Management and Leadership
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Applied Events Management
- Managing Human Resources
- Sales and Marketing
- Production of Events
- Research Methods for Managers
Plus one option from:
- Corporate Events
- Managing Sports Events
- Celebration Events
- The Music and Live Events Industry
- Restaurant and Management of Functions
- Understanding Business Tourism
- Event Impact, Legacies and Regeneration
- Strategic Management
- Contemporary Issues and Management of Change
- Service Industries Dissertation or Business Project
Plus one option from:
- Strategic Event Communications
- Events and The Social Sciences
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business
- Risk Management
- Managing the Events Venue
- Managing the Event Workforce
- Strategic Food and Beverage Management
- Special Interest Tourism
You will need 112 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications. These can include:
- A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
- BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to HE Diploma
You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade A*-C) or Level 2 equivalents.
If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
Entry into Level 5
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board.
Entry into Level 6
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you:
- have significant supervisory or management industrial experience and wish to enhance your skills, knowledge and expertise
- have a Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject (or equivalent qualification).
International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.
We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses
Fees for home and EU students
- Main fee
Fees for overseas students
- Main fee
- £7,667 Find out if you are a home or overseas student.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Scholarships in the 2017 - 18 academic year included:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.
* Please note that scholarships and bursaries described in the video above were available at the time of filming in autumn 2017. Full details of scholarships for the 2018 - 19 academic year will be published shortly.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.
How to apply
UK and EU students
You can apply to study this course using our online application system. Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.
Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.
Complete our online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).
During the course
What our students say
Dena Weal, BA (Hons) Event Management graduate
"Three words to describe my university experience: Fun. Creative. Informative.
I loved all the practical experience of organising real events.
I will now work as a Wedding planner.
In five years I would like to be running my own company."
Lucie Guillon, BA (Hons) Event Management student
Hannah Bosley, BA (Hons) Event Management graduate
Jobs and placements
Career and study progression
Employers in the events industry express the need for professionals possessing a combination of practical and theoretical skills. In addition, employers recognise the merits of diverse skills in marketing, HR, operations and finance, all of which are developed whilst studying for an events management degree.
By developing a strong management background in the context of events management, you will also gain transferable skills that you will be able to apply to a range of careers including:
- Event Organiser
- Event Planner
- Fundraising Officer
- Festival Manager
- Event Designer
- Event Logistics Manager
- Venue Manager
- Event and Project Coordinator
- Event Client Coordinator
- Event Assistant
In addition, many graduates have gone on to start their own successful events business with support from the University.
We have a wide range of postgraduate courses offered by the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism. See our postgraduate courses page to view all the courses on offer.
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 97% of our graduates are in work within six months of graduating.
With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the InterContinental Hotels Group, The Savoy, Thomas Cook Travel, Cobra Beer, and the Royal Palaces. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.
Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
- job hunting
- recruitment and selection procedures
- further study.
We are The Career University.