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International Events and Conference Management (with work experience)

Full-time Event Management

Study a vibrant industry encompassing conferences and exhibitions, cultural and sporting events, festivals and personal events and learn how to plan, manage and evaluate them.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,500 or £8,780 for the course †
International: £13,250 or £14,750 for the course
How long will I study? 1 year/15 months/2 years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Understand how strategic decisions involve multiple business areas at once.
  • Solve complex problems through innovative, analytical and critical thinking.

The focus of the course is on the strategic role events play in modern society, and how they contribute to organisational and community objectives. Recent developments in event strategy are at the core of the course, based on the research of our 25-strong academic research team. You learn to understand how strategic decisions involve multiple business areas at once and how to solve complex problems through innovative, analytical and critical thinking.

Student view

Petr, an events management student from Russia, talks about what he likes best about Halllam; from the industry links to the modern facilities.

How you learn

Sheffield Hallam is one of the top providers of events courses in the UK. As a founder member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME), we are involved in establishing academic benchmarks in events education. This course has an innovative format based on a new learning and assessment strategy that puts you at its centre.

You learn through

  • experiential workshops
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • site visits

Course leaders and tutors

Richard Cooper
Richard Cooper

An enthusiastic project manager with excellent team building, communication and networking skills, now utilised in the HE sector. Enjoys variety and new challenges, … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You choose an optional module and complete a work-based learning module focusing on the event sector of your interest. You are supported by our teaching team, who have a variety of professional backgrounds.

The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a placement by running employability workshops and have a dedicated placement team to support you. Placement opportunities exist in organisations such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Martins Food Ltd, Gleneagles Hotel and Resort, Wanlin Dance School, the World Duty Free Group.

Live projects

Every year there are 300 large events taking place in Yorkshire such as sports, cultural, festivals, arts and more. We have established a solid relationship with their organisers so that you have the chance to work, volunteer or just look behind the scenes at most of these events.

Our students were recently involved in events such as the Grand Depart for the Tour De France, the Children's Media Conference, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Sheffield's Chinese New Year celebrations.

Networking opportunities

We maintain strong links with the event community and we are the founders of the Events Hub, an informal and friendly community where practitioners can come together to share experiences and ideas and to learn from others.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • global hotel groups
  • event venues
  • government organisations
  • non-government organisations
  • international associations
  • conference and event departments and organisers
  • international leisure resorts
  • potential career opportunities in agencies specialising in events and conference business analysis
  • potential progression to PhD study on successful completion of the course to Masters level
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.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

UK students

Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification

We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Through accreditation of prior learning you may be able to claim entry with credit or exemptions based on your existing qualifications, knowledge and experience.

If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Certificate International Pre-Masters in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

Work Experience Route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.

Non Work Experience Route

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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.


Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Delivering Successful Business Events Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Strategic Event Creation Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Work Related Learning Credits: 15.00 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 £7,500 for the course without work experience placement or £8,780 with work experience placement.

† 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 £13,250 for the course without work experience placement or £14,750 with work experience placement.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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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)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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