University of Gloucestershire Events Management

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University of Gloucestershire Events Management

University of Gloucestershire Events Management

Events Management (BA Hons)

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Become an award-winning event manager

Gain experience with major events organisations, specialising in business, sports, celebratory or music events and make the most of our unrivalled location in the festival county of Gloucestershire. You will learn from experienced events specialists and benefit from our partnerships with international events organisations such as Millbrook Venues, Concert Live and Silverstone. You’ll also get opportunities to gain international events experience with the possibility of going on an overseas field trip and work placement in the USA.

In your first year, you will establish core events management skills, after which you can tailor the course to match your interests and career goals. You can choose to specialise in one of our four specialisms – business, sports, celebratory or musical and cultural events – or shape your degree to focus on management areas such as events marketing or new product development. From your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to run your own events. From product launches to arts festivals, wedding planning to creative event design, you’ll develop your understanding of this multi-disciplinary sector.

You’ll use industry-standard software to design and deliver events for external clients, learning to manage events on all scales. You’ll undertake work experience each year with the option to spend a year in industry on the four-year sandwich course. Students have recently worked for Concert Live, Collection 26, the Natural History Museum, Silverstone, BMW, Sea Pines Resort (USA) and Gloucestershire-based Wychwood Music Festival.

You’ll be supported to develop an industry-facing portfolio of projects and experiences and you will graduate as a creative and entrepreneurial events professional.

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Study style

This interactive course combines theory and practice to develop creativity – from problem solving and event design to management planning and pitching.  You’ll work in teams and independently to develop your professional expertise, ready for your career.

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Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism and International Year One Hospitality, Events and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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Check your UCAS tariff points

If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Please let us know what qualifications you’ve already got, what you’re studying right now and how you think your grades will turn out.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 4 years full-time N820
Single Honours – 3 years fast-track placement N822


  • Events management
  • Events operations
  • Festival management
  • Wedding planner/celebratory events management
  • Events account management
  • Creative events design