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- Top-up your existing degree to honours level.
- Learn the specific skills needed to create memorable event experiences, both physically and virtually, demonstrating business value for employers and clients.
- Study the essential aspects of planning and delivering safe and effective events, from delivering persuasive pitches to delivering the event itself.
- Specialise in the area of your choice.
In a fast-growing industry, take on the challenge of delivering memorable events with the support of experiences tutors.
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
Your lecturer's view
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 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 international events industry.
Other methods used include
- live events
- 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
Activity-based learning is used throughout the course to develop key skills, culminating in the final year where you will design, plan, market and deliver an event, either for a local charity or a business client, using all of the skills, knowledge and experience gained throughout the course.
Throughout the course, 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.
Our links with industry mean you will be able to engage with a wide range of guest speakers from across the events industry. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green of the London 2012 organising committee (LOCOG), 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).
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 (Students' 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: Live Event Experience||Credits: 40||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Experience Design||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Management For Events||Credits: 20||
|Module: Events As Marketing And Strategy||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20||
|Module: Learning Through Mega And Major Events||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 study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year.
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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