BA (Hons) Event Management with Hospitality with Placement

Course summary

Overview
If you want to work in the events sector – either working for a company or starting your own business – this course will teach you how to organise events with a particular focus on the hospitality provision.

Our established links with event industry associations such as Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM), the International Live Events Association (ILEA), and the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) gives you networking opportunities for work experience and career development.

A set table for an event

Why choose this course
This course is aimed at those who want to develop a career in the planning and management of events, with a particular focus on hospitality.

We take advantage of our London location, giving you the opportunity to attend high-profile events and a variety of venues to gain exposure to the industry in action. As well as live event projects, you’ll learn through practical teaching such as case studies and team projects, to understand the fundamentals of event management.

Our events teaching campus is in Ealing, West London, with easy and quick access to central London where major events regularly take place. With our excellent location, there are opportunities to gain experience through placements and jobs at high profile events and a variety of venues. Attending our course helps put you right at the heart of the London and the international events management industry.

A period of planned work experience is an essential component of this course if the students have chosen the placement route. This will normally take place at the end of Level 5.

This is a work relevant course that combines academic study with practical skills, helping students to put theory into practice in a work related environment.

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
  • essays
  • project work
  • team work
  • live event projects
  • client bidding
  • workshops
  • industry reports

All supported by academic research.

Career and study progression
With a core understanding of the intricacies of event management combined with the hospitality industry, and exposure to an array of events across London, you will gain transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK events management.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details, please see the Career and study progression section.

Course detail

This course is aimed at those who want to develop a career in the planning and management of events, with a particular focus on hospitality. Event modules are complemented by hospitality and business modules, exploring areas such as the provision and management of food and beverage service or production, managing people, project management, sales and marketing, and accounting.

Your work placement usually commences at the end of your second year of study. You will work at an events-related employer in the UK or overseas. You must complete 40 weeks or a total of 1,400 hours of work and you will be assessed through a work in progress report. This report contributes to the assessment for the Service Industries Dissertation / Business Project module.

Modules

Year one (Level 4)

  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Event Planning
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Event Operations and Logistics
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Year two (Level 5)

  • Applied Events Management
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Production of Events
  • Research Methods for Managers

Plus one option from:

  • Restaurant and Management of Functions
  • International Beverage Provision
  • Food Culture and Society

Year three

  • Work placement

Year four (Level 6)

  • Event Impact, Legacies and Regeneration
  • Strategic Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Contemporary Issues and Management of Change
  • Service Industries Dissertation or Business Project

Plus one option from:

  • Managing the Event Workforce
  • Managing the Events Venue

Entry requirements

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

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

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
£9,250

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
£11,500
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

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

Apply for this course

UK and EU students

Apply for this course at www.ucas.com when UCAS applications are open, from the previous September until June (see dates). You will need our institution code W05 and the UCAS code given on the right hand side of this page.

If the UCAS deadline has passed, you can apply through Clearing by calling our hotline on 0800 036 8888 (or +44 8231 2468). Clearing takes place over the summer months (July to September).

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More about how to apply to the University of West London.

International students

Apply at www.ucas.com or complete our application form for international students. We have an online application form or you can download the print version.

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

During the course

What our students say

Jobs and placements

Work placement usually commences at the end of the second year of study at Level 5. You will work at an events-related employer in the UK or overseas. You must complete 40 weeks or a total of 1,400 hours of work and you will be assessed through a work in progress report. This report contributes to the assessment for the Service Industries Dissertation / Business Project module.

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.

Study progression

Study progression

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.

Careers support

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:

  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.

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