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- 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 event and leisure 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.
Sheffield Business School accreditation
Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
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
Dan WoodasonSenior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer in Events Management for the Department of Service Sector Management at Sheffield Business School
As part of this course, you will undertake a large consultancy based project worth 40 credits where you will design a solution to a real world event leisure-based problem. Pending your entry level criteria, you may execute and critique your own leisure-based event that you research, design, deliver and reflect upon, hosted in the city centre for real stakeholders.
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.
There will be an opportunity to join field trips and site visits during the course that enhance your learning and given a practical application to knowledge gained in the classroom.
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.
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
- business conferences
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- the 2012 and 2016 Olympics Games
- Banks Sadler
- Welcome to Yorkshire
- Hilton Hotels
- Because Experiential Marketing
- Olympia London
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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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)
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.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/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.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Academic And Professional Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: English For Business And Academic Purposes||Credits: 20||
|Module: Learning Through Mega And Major Events||Credits: 20||
|Module: Leisure And Events Business Simulation||Credits: 40||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Management||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/24 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time studying in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. Students on this course will be eligible for a £6,000 scholarship towards their tuition fees. For further information on the scholarship visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts/events-management-scholarship
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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, 224.1KB)
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