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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Events Management with Foundation Year

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Full-time Event Management

In a fast-growing industry, take on the challenge of delivering memorable events in a wide range of sectors including exhibitions, festivals and experiential marketing.


This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A080
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • 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

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

Karen joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 where her teaching and research interest focus upon Strategic Management and Change. Karen Quine has been teaching H … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.


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).

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
  • 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 (Students' Union)

Entry requirements

All students

GCSEs Maths at grade D or 3 and English Language or Literature grade D or 3.

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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'.


Modules

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: The Eventscape Credits: 20

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module 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
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Events And Technological Innovation Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Learning Through Mega And Major Events Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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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