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BSc (Honours)

Events and Leisure Management (1 year top-up)

Full-time Event Management

Learn the inner workings of the events and leisure industry, and top up your degree to honours level.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? N892
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.
  • Specialise in events management in the leisure industry.
  • Graduate with sought-after, specialist skills alongside well-rounded academic knowledge.
  • Learn the specific skills needed to create memorable event experiences, demonstrating business value for employers and clients.

This course allows you to top up a HND, foundation degree or equivalent in a relevant subject to a honours degree in events management. You'll work on real events and discover the roles that multi-purpose leisure and sporting venues play in the sector, graduating as an employable specialist with widely sought-after expertise.

Student's success story

Go backstage at Tramlines festival with our events volunteers. Rob and Faye both study Events Management with Arts and Entertainment BSc (Hons) at Sheffield Hallam.

How you learn

Watch course leader Daniel Woodason talk about this course.

You will develop your skills through a combination of seminars and workshops, by attending lectures, and by completing projects. International and national field trips, site visits and work with external organisations enhance your engagement and understanding of the complexities and challenges of operating in the events and leisure industry.

Other methods used include

  • live events
  • client consultancy
  • guest speakers
  • problem-solving exercises
  • case studies
  • individual and group presentations
  • directed learning activities

Course leaders and tutors

Charlotte Rowley
Charlotte Rowley

I currently teach on the BSc Events Management courses. I am also one of the Placement team for the Events Management subject group, I support students in finding b … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course, you'll work with real clients, venues and organisations on their events, assisting with projects and understanding the processes and complexities involved. Pending your entry level criteria, you will execute and critique your own leisure-based event that you research, design, deliver and reflect upon, hosted in the city centre for real stakeholders.

Work experience

As a top-up route there is no placement opportunity with this course, but our links with local and national event organisers mean that you will be able to undertake work experience in a variety of event sectors.

Previous work experience has been offered from the Glastonbury Festival, Welcome to Yorkshire, O2 Academy Sheffield, Tramlines Festival, The Great North Run, Cancer Research UK and Sheffield United.

Field trips

You have access to work experience opportunities across various event sectors (including the leisure sector) available from an online portal updated in real time, with roles ranging from local charity events to international festivals in Europe.

Your modules will also feature visits in and around the region.

Networking opportunities

Our links with industry mean that you hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green of the London 2012 organising committee, Simon Graveling of Athens 2004, London 2012 and Sochi 2014, David Jamilly of Theme Traders, and Jon Hughes from KPMG.

Future careers

The events industry currently employs 530,000 people, is growing each year, and is expected to be worth £48.8bn by 2020 (BVEP,2015).

This course prepares you for a career in

  • events management
  • sporting events
  • venue management
  • festivals
  • business conferences
  • wedding planning

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • the 2012 and 2016 Olympics Games
  • Banks Sadler
  • Welcome to Yorkshire
  • Hilton Hotels
  • TRO
  • Because Experiential Marketing
  • Vodafone
  • Olympia London

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Equipment and facilities

Every year our students take advantage of the wealth of venues in Sheffield and the surrounding area to deliver their final year events. These include

  • Sheffield City Hall
  • the Leadmill
  • the Hubs (Student Union)

Entry requirements

UK students

Normally one from

• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules

• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Final year

Mandatory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Events And Leisure Business Simulation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Events And Leisure Policy Planning Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Learning Through Mega And Major Events Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 60%
Module: Research Project Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Strategic Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Event management courses (PDF)

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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