This BA (Hons) Events Management course combines theoretical modules with practical placements, so that when you graduate you are work-ready. Practical modules include ‚Staging Events’ in Level 1 and ‚Managing the Event’ in Level 2. You’ll also organise events from day one at University, and paid placements will help you gain critical knowledge on the management of events as well as gain work experience.
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses (which include BA (Hons) Events Management) are ranked 1st in the UK for The teaching on my course, according to the National Student Survey 2018
- Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are 2nd in the UK according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
- 97.5% of our BA (Hons) Event Management graduates are in graduate-level employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
- National and international work experience opportunities
- Local national and international field visits including study abroad opportunities
- ‚World-leading’ research in Leisure and Tourism, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- Available as 4-year sandwich course, on which you can engage in a one year industrial placement
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses were ranked 3rd overall in the UK in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses were ranked 3rd in the UK for Retention and Progression, and 2nd in the UK for Employability in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, fieldwork and e-learning. There is an emphasis on developing independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and develop concepts and analyses within groups.
As well as assessments that count towards your final degree, there are also on-going assessments to provide feedback and consolidate your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained exams and a major project.
The organisation of events like the Olympics, music festivals, and business conferences is varied and fast-moving work. The content of our course and its wide opportunities for practical experience will give you an advantage when it comes to applying for stimulating jobs, and many of our graduates progress to job roles such as events manager, heritage tourism manager, festival co-ordinator, exhibitions organiser and corporate events manager.
Many of our graduates from courses related to tourism, hospitality and events go on to work within these fast-moving industries. Job roles include events manager, heritage tourism manager, festival co-ordinator, exhibitions organiser and corporate events manager.
In addition, you will have a broad set of transferable skills that will equip you for a much wider range of graduate-level employment. Your course could also be a stepping stone to further study and research.
The course involves visits to a range of tourism and hospitality venues and initiatives.
These visits are local to the North-East, national throughout the UK, and international to destinations such as Dublin, Prague, Barcelona and New York.
To further enhance employability we encourage you to undertake a 48-week placement between your second and final year. It effectively becomes a third year of a four-year course. Placements are generally paid, with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on your location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.
We will support you at every stage of the placement process, from finding suitable placements, to checking that everything is going well, and to making a final assessment of your performance during the placement. Recent placement employers include: IBM, Procter & Gamble, BT, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas.
A top-up entry option is available to you if you have already successfully completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation degree and wish to progress onto the final year of the Honours degree course. Topping up your existing HND or Foundation Degree will take one year of full-time study and may open up future career options to you depending on your chosen career path.
Contact us to find out how you can get credit for your previous learning and top-up your qualification to a range of degrees.