Available for January start

Course details

Study options

Full-time: †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

96-112 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

N820, N823

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start dates

January, September

Location

Buxton Campus

Course description

Our pioneering BA (Hons) Event Management will help you launch a career where you can really make an impact.

Events Management at Derby has been ranked in the Top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2019.
Develop your creativity to devise and deliver professional events that will delight and impress. You will build specialist skills in management, strategy, human resources, marketing and finance, to ensure every aspect of your events runs like clockwork. To keep pace with an industry which is evolving in new directions, we constantly refresh our teaching so that you are up to date with everything from advanced event technologies to the impact of economic changes. 

Events Management student Shari talks about the course, the fantastic facilities and opportunities she’s had

What makes our programme unique is the opportunity to learn in a working venue, few university classrooms are as dramatic as the Devonshire Dome. This magnificent grade II* listed building, which forms the heart of the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, hosts an action-packed programme of premier events, from banquets to wedding, conferences to exhibitions.

We work closely with leading professional bodies such as the Institute of Hospitality, the Meetings Industry Association, the Association of Event Management Education, the National Outdoor Event Association and the Association of Festival Organisers.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on exciting placement and internships, so you can gain high quality practical experience, whilst receiving professional mentoring to expand your networks. We also encourage you to take full advantage of our Go Places, Go Further scheme where you can spend part of your course studying abroad and view events management from a fresh perspective.

We are a vibrant and friendly community and provide exceptionally high levels of small-group teaching. We have excellent student retention rates, and have received brilliant feedback from our students in the latest National Student Survey.

Top 10 CCHT

What you will study

To complete the BA (Hons) Events Management, you'll study modules such as: 

  • Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Event Managers
  • Marketing and Communication
  • The Fundamentals of Event Studies
  • Event Design
  • Event Planning
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Research Skills
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Event Legislation
  • Event Production and Financial Operations
  • Event Production
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Applied Professional Practice

If you are taking the four-year degree, you will complete your compulsory placement between stages two and three. You can choose to study an additional qualification – the Diploma in Professional Practice – to add an extra dimension to your CV.

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Crisis Communication and Reputation Management
  • Event Tourism
  • Advanced Event Technologies
  • Independent Study (double module)
  • Event Management ‘Badge of Excellence’

How you will learn

You'll gain a strong awareness of the international nature and diversity of the event industry, along with a solid foundation of applied managerial skills. Your subject knowledge will be developed through lectures, seminars, workshops, guided study and applied practice sessions.

The course also features a wide range of work-related learning such as guest speakers, conferences, industry days, networking events, competitions, challenges and employer-led industry projects.

Throughout your studies, you will be engaged in planning, managing and evaluating events. You will also work towards our Event Management ‘Badges of Excellence’ which are aligned to national standards.

The industrial placement which forms part of the four-year course is structured, relevant and designed to improve your academic performance as well as boosting your employability. Our dedicated and well connected placement team will help you find just the right position to match your career aspirations and professional interests.

Research-based enquiry is a cornerstone of this course. You will engage with industry, the local community and teaching staff to produce valuable findings for the benefit of the sector. One example is a project to develop a new PR and digital marketing plan for CCT conference venues. Students spent 24 hours at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick to immerse themselves in the way the venue is run.

Your final year culminates in an independent study or project on a theme of your choice, where you will plan, design, execute and communicate a substantial piece of intellectual work.  

Assessment

You'll be assessed by a variety of methods including:

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points96-112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Event Management

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

When you graduate from the BA (Hons) Event Management, you will have a compelling mix of skills to impress potential employers – hands-on experience, high professional standards, creativity, vision and strong theoretical knowledge.

With the event management industry expanding and diversifying at a remarkable rate, you can look forward to a wealth of career opportunities in commercial, not-for-profit and public sector organisations anywhere in the world. International employers have input into our courses and are keen to recruit our ‘work-ready’ graduates.

You could secure senior roles managing:

Graduate success stories

Our recent graduates have progressed to jobs such as Conference and Events Co-ordinator; Wedding and Event Planner; Corporate Partnerships Manager; Business Development Manager; Marketing Executive; and Conference and Logistics Infrastructure and Site Management Consultant. 

Among our 2016 graduate cohort:

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.

Ongoing careers support

We’re committed to improving your employability at every stage of your studies. Our teaching staff join forces with the Careers and Employment Service to deliver workshops on subjects such as networking, CV writing and effective use of social media.

The support continues once you’ve graduated too: you are entitled to further help and guidance for up to three years after leaving the University. This includes signposting towards internships which you can undertake on completion of your degree and which often lead to job offers. 

You can also take full advantage of the hosco careers network to discover opportunities and share good practice with other professionals. 

Tony Loynes
Programme leader

Tony Loynes is the course director for the Applied Management programmes at the University of Derby.

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Contact us

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† Additional information about your studies

Full-time: 3 years or 4 with placement year

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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