Event Management Undergraduate Courses

Combine academic theory from our industry experienced teaching team with wide-ranging practical experience to get your event management career off to a flying start.

From celebrity weddings to glamorous awards ceremonies, you’ll have many opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience while studying for your degree.

Our award-winning teaching team is highly respected by the industry as well as regional, national and international employers. You’ll be taught by events management professionals who are carrying out leading research and have great links with industry, essential in preparing you for real-life situations you’ll encounter in the workplace.

Undergraduate Event Management courses

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What our Event Management graduates do

Event Management is an exciting career area, and you will be able to choose from a variety of options when you complete your course.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Student success leads to new career within the University

Sarah Jones loved her Event Management course so much that, after she graduated with a first, she got a job with us helping current students.

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Our Event Management courses are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the Association for Event Management Education, and the National Outdoor Events Association.

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Professional credibility

The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism has been awarded accreditation as an International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education. The accreditation is for teaching, curriculum and student experience, so you can be assured that what you are learning is of the highest standard and centred around the skills employers are looking for. 

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Take your learning to the next level

You can consider progressing to postgraduate studies in related subjects, including our own MSc Event Management which is ideal if you want to develop your leadership and management potential further or if you would like to advance to roles in academia and research.

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