100% OF OUR BA (HONS) EVENT MANAGEMENT GRADUATES ARE IN EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING
GRADUATE DESTINATION SURVEY 2016
The BA (Hons) Event Management degree gives you hands-on experience of events management from the start.
You’ll have the opportunity to take part in workshops delivered by key organisations, including established festival organisers and national heritage bodies. This will help you understand how your learning relates to the real world.
We have excellent links with a variety of organisations such as AP Security, British Petroleum BP, Swn Festival, Amplified Business Content, Welsh Government and Cadw. Field trips offer you the opportunity to apply theory to practice and gain even more experience. You’ll be encouraged to undertake a sandwich placement, where you spend a year working in industry.
You’ll graduate with knowledge and experience of running events, plus you’ll have essential business skills for all kinds of careers. Events are held in all industries, so your skills will be in demand in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Your event management degree could also lead to careers in other areas such as sales and marketing, PR, or general management.
Year One: Event Management Degree
Provides an underpinning of theory and practice and brings students with disparate backgrounds to a common level of understanding.
- Events in Society
- Events in Theory
- Events in Practice
- Foundations in Marketing
- Work and Organisational Behaviour
- Business Skills and Professional Development
Year Two: Event Management Degree
The second year of the event management course provides an opportunity to apply theory to practice and to develop skills of the Reflective Practitioner introduced in your first year. There are two study routes available in this year, one is the traditional taught route and the second is a Work Based Learning route (event internship) where three modules (starred below) are replaced with 12 weeks spent working with an organisation in an events context.
- Live Event*
- Risk, Regulation and Liscensing for Events
- Event Operations and Finance
- Event Marketing
- Research for Events*
- Brands and Consumer Lifestyles
Year Three: Event Management Degree
The final year is your chance to explore areas such as event policy and strategic issues in events, events management, including visitor care and service.
- Strategic Issues in Event Management
- Management Skills for Event Managers
- Public Relations and Reputation Management
- Professional Practice and Employability
- Dissertation for Events
The BA (Hons) Event Management is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme. For more information please email email@example.com
Our event management teaching team have a wealth of experience in the events industry and are qualified to doctoral level. They are supported by a range of practitioners currently working in the industry, meaning you get a well balanced programme of study between theory and practice.
There are a number of field trips to relevant event venues and many opportunities to gain event experience. Previous visits include Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, Caerphilly Castle and The Harry Potter Experience. Past links with practice include Stroke Association Wales, Cardiff Museum, Total Students and BBC Wales with additional connections are being made on a regular basis.
You’ll be expected to involve yourself in practical event opportunities to support your studies. To facilitate work outside the classroom the timetable is blocked to ensure at least one day is kept clear within the weekly timetable.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of exams, essays, reports, reflective practice as well as online via Questionmark Perception. Presentations and running a live event are an integral part of the assessment, which allow you to develop practical skills essential in the events sector.