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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- 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. At the end of your second year you can choose to specialise in one of the following four areas tourism, arts and entertainment, experiential marketing, or leisure management and sports events. Your final degree will reflect the specialism in its title, boosting your career prospects in that field.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) International Events Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
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
This course includes two externally accredited (industry recognised) qualifications: the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and the IOSH Managing Events Safely award. Both enhance your employability and are included for free.
In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer in Events Management for the Department of Service Sector Management at Sheffield Business School
You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Through our strong relationships with employers we can help you to secure a valuable placement opportunity and support you whilst you're there. We have a team of staff and tutors who will support you to find the placement that suits your ambitions.
Alternatively, you can complete the Learning in the Workplace semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in four rather than five years. By successfully completing this experience, you will be able to obtain 'placement' in your degree title and enter directly into the final year of studies.
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 BSc (Honours) Events Management 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
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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)
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications exluding general studies For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalent
• Access – an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
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.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector||Credits: 20|
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20|
|Module: Principles Of Event Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: The International Event Industry||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Eventscape||Credits: 20|
|Module: Academic Research Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Event Operations||Credits: 20|
|Module: Event Law And Risk Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Food And Beverages For Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Charity Fundraising Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Exhibitions, Business And Corporate Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Festivals And Outdoor Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Weddings And Personal Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sustainable Event Production||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategic Event Design||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategic Management For Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Live Event Experience||Credits: 40|
|Module: Events And Technological Innovation||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Learning Through Mega And Major Events||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
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)
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