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International/EU: £14,460 or £15,660 (with work experience) for the course
- Examine different approaches to successful event marketing.
- Consider the growing use of events as a marketing approach.
- Learn how to create events that provide great experiences.
- Apply your learning and create a real marketing event.
- Be inspired by award winning international event agency TRO.
On this course, you'll focus on the marketing of events, as well as on experiential marketing — the usage of events as a marketing approach. Through this multifaceted study method, you'll gain the skills and experience you need to excel in the dynamic, growing event sector.
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.
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How you learn
Sheffield Hallam is one of the leading 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.
As well as tackling both established and more contemporary forms of event marketing on a theoretical level, you'll also gain valuable real-world experience. This will come through working either within an organisation, or for one of the growing number of event marketing agencies.
You learn through:
- experiential workshops
- site visits
Course leaders and tutors
You will complete a work-based learning module focusing on the event sector of your choice. This module will allow you work with an industry client and respond to a brief set by them. 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 at international organisations such as the The Beach Club in Miami and Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives. Other organisations have included the Crowne Plaza, De Vere Venues Chincheley Hall, Global Security Stewarding Ltd, Hangzhou Jvnian wedding studio and Phyllis Court Club Ltd.
As part of the course, one of the taught modules you complete is called "Live Event". In this module, you will work in small groups to respond to a client brief and deliver a live experiential event. Such work provides not only invaluable experience, but excellent portfolio material.
As well as delivering your own event, there is also opportunity to take part in others. Each year, there are 300 large events taking place in Yorkshire in areas such as sports, culture, music, arts and more. We have established a solid relationship with the organisers of such events so that you have the chance to work, volunteer or just look behind the scenes.
Our students have recently been 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.
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.
This course prepares you for a career in
- PR and marketing
- marketing campaign management
- experiential marketing agencies
- government organisations
- non-government organisations
- international associations
- conference and event departments and organisers
- event venues
- international leisure resorts
- potential career opportunities in agencies specialising in events and conference business analysis
- further studies or academia
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with 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.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification. We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial management or subject experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.
If English is not the first language they will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent (non-work experience students)
If English is not the first language they will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent (work experience students).
If the applicant's English language skill is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent English score.
Applicants may be admitted with no formal qualifications but with substantial industrial experience at a senior level and some evidence, from references, performances on training courses or further education qualifications that he/she should be capable of gaining a postgraduate qualification.
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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Business And Management Strategy||Credits: 30||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Live Event||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Strategic Event Creation||Credits: 30||
|Module: Strategic Event Marketing||Credits: 30||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
|Module: Msc Placement||Credits: -|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,340 for the course without work experience placement or £10,540 with work experience placement.
† 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 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course without work experience placement or £15,660 with work experience placement.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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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